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a lever or pillar, usually fitted with a handwheel, used to control the movements of an aircraftAlso called: control stick, joy stick
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The “stick” is the control column, and it really gets your attention with a vigorous shaking motion.San Francisco Plane Crash: The Pilots’ Warning|Clive Irving|July 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Outside the Terminal Building, Turnbull walked over to a hackstand and pressed the signal button on the top of the control column.Dead Giveaway|Gordon Randall Garrett
The pilot threw a switch, and Jones threw another, a newly installed one, just added to his improvised control-column.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Sweat forming in beads on his face, he ignored the pain in his shoulder and reached to the control column with his injured arm.
Brad straddle-stepped on the deck and bulkhead to the control column and broke out his pack of cigarettes.
We had enough control column oil left to wet it down rather thoroughly.