Secondary Controls

We typically use them when near a runway or when changing the airplane's attitude, but they can have unique failure modes and create their own problems.

One the things every primary student learns somewhere along the way to their certificate is the difference between primary and secondary flight controls. Distinguishing between them isn’t hard: The primary flight controls are ailerons/spoilers for roll, an elevator/stabilator/canard for pitch and some kind of rudder for yaw. Those are the controls we regularly manipulate to […]
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