ARC Ground Reference Maneuvers

  • Course level: Intermediate


Initial pilot training requires that a pilot understand the relationship of the various flight controls pressure inputs to the resulting attitudes of the airplane. This allows a pilot to develop a sense of feel and understand the various indications of airplane performance, such as pitch, roll, and yaw attitudes. With sufficient competency in this environment, the pilot is ready to apply these skills and place the airplane, not only in the correct attitude and power configuration, but also in orientation to specific ground-based references. These skills are the basis for traffic patterns, survey, photographic, sightseeing, aerial application (crop dusting) and various other flight profiles requiring specific flightpaths referenced to points on the surface.

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7 Lessons

Ground Reference Maneuvers