You’ve probably heard the joke that, “A good landing is any landing that you can walk away from.” In realty, landing an aircraft is a skill that with practice can be mastered and save you from costly wear and tear on your aircraft’s body (and your own.) In today’s episode Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack […]
We are now past the basics and into the “Local Maneuvers and Airwork” section of the Aviator90 series. In today’s episode Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack introduces and explains a general traffic pattern and its individual legs. Due to the restrictions on YouTube this week’s video is only viewable on the Angle of Attack website. It’s still free though. […]
In the last video of the “Basics of Flight” section of the Aviator90 series, Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack covers pitch. Understanding how pitch interacts with trim adjustments will help in finding the sweet spot for maintaining a certain airspeed during takeoffs, climbs, and descents. (Originally posted in 2010.) Need some Saitek gear for your […]
There’s more to turning in the air than merely tilting your yoke or stick to the left or right. Trying to avoid slips and skids takes practice. Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack covers proper turning technique including inputting back pressure on the yoke, coordinating with your rudder pedals, and how to use the oft-ignored Turn […]
Now that we’re in the air, it’s time to work on maintaining stable airspeeds through your maneuvers. In this week’s episode, Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack introduces the concept of “Pitch = Airspeed, Power = Altitude.” (Originally posted in 2010.) Need some Saitek gear for your flight sim? Check out our October sales!