What is a Tailplane Stall?

What is a Tailplane Stall?

While pulling back on the control column may require the biceps of Dwayne Johnson, forward movement will feel unusually easy.

What is a Rate 1 turn?

What is a Rate 1 turn?

A rate 1 turn is a standardised rate of turn used in instrument approaches and holding patterns so that pilot action can be predictable by both controllers and other traffic. It is referred to as ‘rate 1’ because whatever angle of bank is used, the result...
Ground Effect – Your Friend or Foe?

Ground Effect – Your Friend or Foe?

  A phenomenon which affects aircraft when manoeuvring close to the ground,¬†ground effect is something all pilots should consider on take-off and landing. It can prove to be your greatest enemy if you are caught off-guard, or you can make friends, and use it to...