Suddenly the pilot fell forward out of his chair, knocking the control stick way to the left.
It suddenly seemed to take every ounce of his strength to move the control stick, and to kick on rudder.
At a bare one hundred feet he tugged the control stick back, and the tiny scout groaned under the pull of her motors.
The control stick is an upright lever in front of the pilots seat.
However, you don't need eyes to shove the control stick this way and that.
Flight Lieutenant Wiggins had shoved the control stick forward and was dropping the Wellington down into a roaring power dive.
Before the German had even hit, Dave was in the pilot's pit, reaching for the control stick and throttles.
Nervously, Don switched off the current and pushed the control stick forward.
A touch on the control stick sent the Nieuport climbing upward.