Ex 9a. Medium level-turns up to 30 degree bank angles

Aim:

To enter and maintain a medium (up to approx 30° bank) turn whilst maintaining level flight, then to return to straight and level on a new heading.

Airmanship:

  • Instinctive lookout before turns
  • Allowance for wind and maintaining knowledge of position

Use of controls:

  • Co-ordination and interaction during turns
  • Use of pitch to control attitude for height
  • Use of power to control airspeed

Use of power

  • Slipstream and torque effect relative to direction of turn

Maintenance of attitude and balance:

  • Co-ordination and balance through the turn
  • Using structure of aircraft to provide datum during the turn
  • Awareness of heading during the turn
  • Use of visual reference points to ensure accurate rolling out of turns