Updated: Apr 19, 2022
CHAPTER TITLE: Basic Flight Maneuvers
Below is a list of the figures (diagrams, charts, and pictures) from the AFH Chapter 3. They are listed in the order they are found in the Airplane Flying Handbook.
Basic flight controls and instrument panel.
The pilot is always considered the referenced center of effect as the flight controls are used.
(A) Pitch attitude is the angle formed between the airplane’s longitudinal axis. (B) Bank attitude is the angle formed by the airplane’s lateral axis.
Airplane attitude is based on relative positions of the nose and wings on the natural horizon.
Integrated flight instruction teaches pilots to use both external and cockpit attitude references.
Nose reference for straight-and-level flight.
Wingtip reference for straight-and-level flight.
Nose reference for level flight.
Elevator trim is used in airplanes to null the pressure exerted by the pilot on the pitch flight control.
Level turn to the left.
When the airplane is banked into a turn, total lift is the resultant of two components: vertical and horizontal.
The rudder opposes adverse yaw to help coordinate the turn.
Indications of a slip and skid.
Angle of bank and airspeed regulate rate and radius of turn.
Visual reference for angle of bank.
Correct and incorrect posture while seated in the airplane.
Best angle of climb verses best rate of climb.
Best glide speed provides the greatest forward distance for a given loss of altitude.