Chapter11 Chapter 11 - Proficiency Flight Maneuvers

This chapter describes the flight training maneuvers and related factors that are useful in developing a high degree of pilot skill. Although most of these maneuvers are not performed as such in normal everyday flying, the elements and principles involved in each are applicable to performance of the customary pilot operations. They aid the pilot in analyzing the effect of wind and other forces acting on the airplane and in developing a fine control touch, coordination, and division of attention for accurate and safe maneuvering of the airplane. Some of the maneuvers, particularly those requiring the maximum performance of the airplane, have a distinct operational use. Therefore, the pilot should acquire a thorough understanding of the factors involved and the techniques recommended.