During the last years of working with many great learning pilots, each one trying to achieve his next aviation goal, I noticed, that there are some topics that come up repeatedly. On this page I would like to share some Ressources that helped me understand some concepts – especially related to recurring questions from pilots I have met during the last years.
„JUST PUT YOUR MOTHER IN LAW IN THE BACK OF THE AIRCRAFT“!
Basic Aerodynamics – CG and Stability
Legendary John King explaining
WHY YOUR CFI KEEPS SAYING „MORE RIGHT RUDDER!“
About Left Turning Tendencies, Torque, P-Factor, Slipstream
„MORE RIGHT RUDDER“ WHY?
HOW TO FLY AN AIRPLANE (reasonably successfully) – Aircraft Components
„If your instructor tells you something different, do what they say !“
HOW AIRCRAFT WINGS CREATE LIFT
„Despite 100 years of aviation, there is still no concrete explanation that EVERYONE agrees on as to why an aicraft wing generates lift“
Basics, basics, basics!
ANGLE OF ATTACK / COEFFICIENT OF LIFT / RELATIVE WIND
ONE very good explanation
SECONDARY FLIGHT CONTROLS – Elevator Trim
„Don´t throw away your yokes yet!“
Flaps and Trim understood
THE LIFT FORMULA EXPLAINED
„Do not weep, the tears will only cloud your vision“
„ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE TO FLARE AN AIRPLANE FOR LANDING?“
Know where to look when you flare
ROD MACHADO – don´t miss that one
WHEN TO START YOUR ROUNDOUT and FLARE
The Runway Expansion Effect
ROD MACHADO – valuable
EVALUATE YOUR GLIDEPATH WITH RUNWAY GEOMETRY
ROD MACHADO – another one
Understand Indicated Airspeed, Calibrated Airspeed, True Airspeed
go for an interesting Video
ALTIMETRY – Basic Principles
OLD FASHIONED and THOROUGH
The ICAO presents