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January 2017 Issue

Pegging Performance

If you know the power setting, configuration and pitch attitude required for various flight regimes, you won’t have to work as hard.

Remember when you were a primary student, learning to land? When you were abeam the runway numbers on downwind, your instructor probably taught you to pull the power off to begin slowing down. Then you deployed flaps and began the descent, nailing the desired airspeeds and following the pattern to the runway. If you did it right, made your turns at the correct points and reduced power to the optimal setting, you wouldn’t need to touch the throttle again until flaring over the runway.

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