Understanding Slips & Skids
This course will discuss what it means to have the flight controls “cross-controlled.” It discusses and defines the differences between slips and skids. We look at what really happens during skidding turns and how to avoid them. It explains when a slip can be a life-saving maneuver and how to accomplish one properly. It explains what happens when you stall an airplane during a slip and during a skid and differentiate which is worse.
Slipping turns are safe—much safer than skidding turns. This course explains why. It also discusses the importance of speed control going into, during, and coming out of a slip. The often-confusing forward slip and sideslip are explained, and when each is appropriate. We discuss slipping with and without flaps extended. We also discuss the differences involved between high-and low-wing airplanes. Mark and Brian will separate fact from fiction.
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Master Instructor Rich Stowell has specialized in spin, emergency maneuver, aerobatic, and tailwheel training since 1987: in the classroom, in the cockpit, in front of seminar audiences, in writing, and in front of the camera.
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