Forward Or Sideslip?

Although their naming is backward, both types of slips involve cross-controlled flight. They're used for different and easily understood reasons.

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The FAA defines a slip as a condition in which the airplane’s bank angle is “too steep for the existing rate of turn.” In other words, the airplane is not in coordinated flight, which in fact could be the pilot’s desire. For example, slipping is a time-honored way to lose altitude quickly in an airplane […]
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