|This chapter discusses and explains the fundamental flight
maneuvers upon which all flying tasks and techniques are based. In learning
to fly, as in any learning process, fundamentals must be mastered before
the more advanced phases can be learned.
Maneuvering of the airplane is generally divided into four flight fundamentals; (1) straight and level, (2) turns, (3) climbs, and (4) descents. All controlled flight consists of either one, or a combination of more than one, of these basic maneuvers.