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Tutorial: Maneuvering During Slow Flight -- Common Mistakes

Maneuvering During Slow Flight -- Common Mistakes


By thecorporatepilotdad

If you've ever heard the phrase "pitch for airspeed, power for altitude", this is where this concept is learned and applied for takeoff and landing as well as go-arounds and missed approaches.


Learn the ins and outs of maneuvering during slow flight in this next video in my Learn To Fly Here series. Slow flight teaches airspeed control that must be learned in order to become a licensed pilot. Airspeed control is essential in the traffic pattern during landings, go-arounds, and during takeoff and climb out.


As a former flight instructor with nearly 2,000 hours of dual flight instruction given, slow flight is one of the most important maneuvers that needs to be done correctly and well in order to have superior airspeed control.


Maneuvering during slow flight is demonstrated in Microsoft Flight Simulator with the default Cessna 172. Tips and common errors are given and the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook is used as reference along with the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) which is formerly known as the Practical Test Standards (PTS).


This video is intended as entertainment and is NOT meant to replace instruction from an appropriately qualified flight instructor.


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About The Author

This video is produced by thecorporatepilotdad. He has been a FlightSim.Com member for close to twenty years and using Flight Simulator since back in the day of FS98 and FS2000. He is also a professional pilot with over 7000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.

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Love it! I just came across this video for the first time (I explore here a little at a time), and I have to applaud the way you covered this extremely important subject. The emphasis on trim and gentle corrections is great too.


That was a nice demonstration of adverse yaw. I might mention, for those simmers who deal with older aircraft such as a Champ or a Cub that, at least in real life, the adverse yaw is greater than in the C172, mainly due to the difference in the way ailerons are hinged- the downgoing aileron in those older aircraft travels a lot further in relation to the upgoing one than it does in the C172, creating more drag thus more yaw. Don't know if this new sim reflects that though.


You've done a great job on all these videos, and it's neat to watch- thanks.


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38 minutes ago, lnuss said:

That was a nice demonstration of adverse yaw.

Often not mentioned by newer flight instructors in newer aircraft.

Well done all around.

Flight sim to real, at its best.

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