VIDEO: Making Smooth Coordinated Turns

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 Coordinator. Learn how to make 2-minute and 4-minute turns.

The Three Steps For Turning
1. Initiate
2. Compensate
3. Coordinate

(Originally posted in 2010.)

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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

A study guide for all the Aviator90 episodes can be downloaded here.

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