Automation Misbehavior

A recent SR20 accident may have resulted from a trim-system failure. Know how to disable it and other automated systems when they misbehave, and be comfortable hand-flying.

A few weeks ago, I was returning to base after completing required spin training for a CFI candidate. As we were approaching Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport in San Diego, we checked in with the weather and our runway request. It was a typical busy afternoon at the airport, with a lot of training and weekend flying operations. […]
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