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Question of the week: Somatogravic illusionQuestion of the week: Somatogravic illusion

Question: During which phase of flight is a pilot at increased odds of experiencing a somatogravic illusion?

Answer: Rapid acceleration during takeoff can cause the illusion of being in a nose up attitude. This may cause the pilot to push the aircraft into a nose low attitude. A rapid deceleration may cause the opposite sensation. Source: Aeronautical Information Manual 8-1-5

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