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Steep Turns

16 Oct

Steep Turns (Practical Lesson)

Objective: To control the A/C by reference to instruments while performing greater-than-normal bank attitudes

*Any turn greater than standard is considered steep. In IFR never exceed std. rate turns. Practicing steep turns will make reactions smooth, quick, and pilot more confident controlling A/C when encountering actual IMC.

Set-up:

– Va set power to 2,100RPM

  • Set ALT, trim
  • Clear area

Maneuver:

  • Pick HI and ALT, set Va
  • Bank *SMOOTHLY with reference to AI
  • As passing 30’ add 100 RPM (Vertical component of lift drops – extra RPM will compensate)
  • Establish 45’ by AI
  • *Scan ALT, VSI, AI, TC *increase scan
  • *Trim as necessary (correct direction)
  • Check HI and plan to roll out at ½ bank *(approx. 20’-25’)
  • Start roll out *SMOOTH *AI (precession of the horizon bar)
  • Remove extra RPM
  • Re- trim
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One response to “Steep Turns

  1. Josue Tirado CFII.

    October 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Va is maneuver speed. consult your POH.

     

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