Exercise 17 - Steep Turns

GROUND SCHOOL POINTS

Flight Manual - Limitations

Blade loading.

PREPARATORY INSTRUCTION

Aim

For the student to learn how to carry out steep turns.

Review

Medium Turns - Exercise 6.

Motivation

Operationally, the steep level turn is an emergency flight manoeuvre that can be used for traffic, obstacle or terrain avoidance. It is included in the pilot flight test for this reason.

Airmanship

    1. Lookout
    2. Aircraft limitations

Teaching Points

    1. Define the angle of bank and airspeed as applicable to type.
    2. Describe the visual cues, and where applicable, instrument indications.
    3. Review the effects of controls in the turn.
    4. Discuss power requirements for maintaining altitude and airspeed.

Confirmation

PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING

AIR LESSON
    1. Demonstrate 360° steep turns in both directions.
    2. Student practice.

POST-FLIGHT DEBRIEFING

TIPS FOR INSTRUCTORS
    1. Emphasize the importance of a good look-out before and during the turn. Set a good example when giving the demonstration.
    2. This is an excellent coordination exercise of all controls at altitude, but it should also be practised at low level as an introduction to emergency turns in Exercise 21, Rapid Decelerations. When low level, point out the dangers of slipping in the turn.
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