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In the end it's all up to the Captain. If the FO is PF, which with most airlines alternates with each leg of a block, and something exciting happens, the capt may let the FO continue flying if the capt feels the FO has things under control. Or the capt may say "I have control" and take over. Depends. The Pilot In Command is pilot in command. He/she ...


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I think you fell for a common misunderstanding: Fly by wire ≠ flight control augmentation It is - in the first place - another method to get the pilots input out to the control surface just like cables or pushrods. Just not mechanical but electric/digital. If you want to alter the pilot input for whatever reason it is way easier with digital signals ...


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The AIM is not regulatory, just best practices approved by the FAA. You should do what the AIM says, but as PIC you are free to ignore it. The FARs are regulatory, so as long as you don't violate them, what you're doing is legal. You must do what the FARs say (unless you have an emergency, of course). In the case of pattern entry, other pilots are ...


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