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AFH Chapter 3

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.


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FIGURE 3-1

Basic flight controls and instrument panel.


FIGURE 3-2

The pilot is always considered the referenced center of effect as the flight controls are used.


FIGURE 3-3

(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.


FIGURE 3-4

Airplane attitude is based on relative positions of the nose and wings on the natural horizon.


FIGURE 3-5

Integrated flight instruction teaches pilots to use both external and cockpit attitude references.


FIGURE 3-6

Nose reference for straight-and-level flight.


FIGURE 3-7

Wingtip reference for straight-and-level flight.


FIGURE 3-8

Nose reference for level flight.


FIGURE 3-9

Elevator trim is used in airplanes to null the pressure exerted by the pilot on the pitch flight control.


FIGURE 3-10

Level turn to the left.


FIGURE 3-11

When the airplane is banked into a turn, total lift is the resultant of two components: vertical and horizontal.


FIGURE 3-12

The rudder opposes adverse yaw to help coordinate the turn.


FIGURE 3-13

Indications of a slip and skid.


FIGURE 3-14

Angle of bank and airspeed regulate rate and radius of turn.


FIGURE 3-15

Overbanking tendency.


FIGURE 3-16

Visual reference for angle of bank.


FIGURE 3-17

Correct and incorrect posture while seated in the airplane.


FIGURE 3-18

Parallax view.


FIGURE 3-19

Best angle of climb verses best rate of climb.


FIGURE 3-20

Absolute ceiling.


FIGURE 3-21

Climb indications.


FIGURE 3-22

Descent indications.


FIGURE 3-23

L/DMAX.


FIGURE 3-24

Best glide speed provides the greatest forward distance for a given loss of altitude.


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