• Tutorial: Standard Rate Turns And When Not To Use Them

    Standard Rate Turns And When Not To Use Them

    Standard Rate Turns And When Not To Use Them

    Standard rate turns are used when flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). A standard rate turn is 3 degrees per second and bank angle to maintain standard rate increases as airspeed increases. Markings on the turn coordinator are also explained.

    A simple math formula is used to compute an estimate of standard rate and there are limits to bank angles used in standard rate turns and those scenarios are shown in the video.

    Half standard rate turns are used when instructed by ATC and also on the final approach course when doing an Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) or Precision Approach Radar (PAR) approach in the event of gyro failure.

    This video is for entertainment purposes only and is NOT meant to replace instruction from a certified flight or ground 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.


    6 Comments
    1. FrankPilot's Avatar
      FrankPilot -
      Interesting and useful, thanks. Cheers.
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      Nicely done, as usual.

      I sure enjoy your videos- they bring back memories.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
      Nicely done, as usual.

      I sure enjoy your videos- they bring back memories.
      They bring back memories that were in my head 20 years ago when I was instructing. It's fun and good review.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by FrankPilot View Post
      Interesting and useful, thanks. Cheers.
      You're welcome!
    1. Niccosuave's Avatar
      Niccosuave -
      Although I have already learned and earned my license...I still find these simple instructions very useful and r as a constant refresher. Keep up the videos and lessons.
    1. piet06273's Avatar
      piet06273 -
      respect for 'thecorppilot...' who shares his knowledge with me, and some others I think, .....
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