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While looking through some of the Gallery this morning I came across this picture. Some of the younger ones may not have been around to remember these.

I hope Bob don't mind me trying to post it out here.

http://www.herkybirds.com/gallery/files//1/0/5/3006h.jpg

This is a picture showes the steering wheel for the nose gear.

Someone told me the Co Pilot did the steering while on the ground.

http://www.herkybirds.com/gallery/files//1/0/5/3099h.jpg

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This is a picture showes the steering wheel for the nose gear.

Someone told me the Co Pilot did the steering while on the ground.

http://www.herkybirds.com/gallery/files//1/0/5/3099h.jpg

As I remember, the co-pilot was trained to steer the airplane from the right seat using throttles and brakes -- which raises a question after all these years. Why?

Don R.

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There are several reasons why the co-pilot would learn to steer the airplane.

1. It makes him/her a better pilot. Energy management is huge.

2. In the event of incapacitation of the pilot, the co can more than adequately fill in.

3. I think it also helps some during the take-off and landing phases of flight.

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Well, an incapicated AC crossed my mind, but I highly doubt that if that occurred, the co-pilot would taxi the airplane to the ramp. More realistically, other crewmembers would probably drag the body from the left seat. Now, the J-model might be a different scenario, of course.

Don R.

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I heard a story from an active duty Loadmaster that managed (along with the rest of the crew) to talk a suicidal aircraft commander into a safe landing. That could've been the perfect case if things had gone even slightly different.

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As I remember, the co-pilot was trained to steer the airplane from the right seat using throttles and brakes -- which raises a question after all these years. Why?

Don R.

In case something happened to the nose gear steering.

Sonny

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I don't recall being specifically trained as a copilot to steer with the throttles while taxing, but then CRS is rampant. I do recall taxing on icy taxiways with differential throttles. Maybe that's the reason for copilots knowing how to do it?

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In case they land gear up and the pilot faints then the CP can steer with the props.....Bill :D

Bill's is the most logical explanation so far.

Don R.

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Bill's is the most logical explanation so far.

Don R.

Copilot better remember to use a lot of power since it's going to take a lot when landing with the gear up.

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I heard a story from an active duty Loadmaster that managed (along with the rest of the crew) to talk a suicidal aircraft commander into a safe landing. That could've been the perfect case if things had gone even slightly different.

Now that is where the flight engineer comes in. He coalcocks the AC and everything is okay! ;)

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If you actually saw a photo of a steering wheel on the CP side, could it have been a negative of the cockpit turned over backwards when someone made a photo. I flew the C-130B, E, H, P, & N's. I never saw that type of set up on any of them.

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I heard a story from an active duty Loadmaster that managed (along with the rest of the crew) to talk a suicidal aircraft commander into a safe landing. That could've been the perfect case if things had gone even slightly different.
Sounds like a BS story to me.

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