Uncoordinated Flight

Our training correctly stresses coordinated flight, but there are times when letting the tail hang out a little bit can solve some problems.

It’s an article of faith among seasoned pilots that many of their less-experienced peers either don’t know or don’t care enough to use the rudder properly. The frequent result, they point out, is uncoordinated flight, too often leading to the classic loss-of-control in-flight accident (LOC-I): a stall/spin, without enough altitude to recover. While that debate […]
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