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Rudder & Stick

In response to:

Churchill: Love & the Bomb from the April 24, 2014 issue

To the Editors:

A tiny quibble with Freeman Dyson’s description of Frederick Lindemann’s method of spin recovery in his review of Churchill’s Bomb [NYR, April 24]. It isn’t the rudder that’s pushed, it’s the stick. Applying rudder opposite to the direction of the spin is not counterintuitive, but shoving the stick forward when the aircraft is already pointed steeply nose-down most certainly is.

J.R. Ranney
Escondido, California

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