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AVIATOR90: S-Turns In The Sky

S-Turn

It’s time to start learning some basic maneuvers.  In today’s episode Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack demonstrates S-Turns, or Snake Turns. For this exercise he picks a long, straight road to use as reference as he alternates left and right turns, always crossing the road perpendicularly and always while maintaining altitude. He’ll also show how no two turns are exactly the same: a pilot must always correct for wind variances during this maneuver.

Due to the restrictions on YouTube this week’s video is only viewable on the Angle of Attack website. It’s still free though.

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Angle of Attack is a subscription based video service that specializes in flight simulator training using real world standards. Whether you are a seasoned flight sim pilot ready to take on PMDG’s 777 or a beginner just starting out in flight sim, Angle of Attack is a realistic, impactful, and entertaining training resource. The entire first series of videos, Aviator 90, is available for free on their website to members (signup is completely free). We will be re-posting one video from the Aviator 90 series once a week here on Saitek.com.
A study guide for all the Aviator90 episodes can be downloaded here.
Originally posted in 2010. Discuss this article on Facebook.