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Improving Your Slow Flight

So many pilots don’t realize it, but slow flight is something that they should give some time practicing together with their power-on stalls, simulating an engine failure in flight, and other procedures they are required to memorize. Sadly, pilots in general do not give much time to perfecting their slow flight.

What they don’t realize is that slow flight is important to mastering other procedures including landing, which most student pilots find difficult prior and even after solo. . . Naturally, they are not practicing their slow flight enough. If you are one of those people that are having problems with landing, then, you should realize that it’s time that to start working on these slow flight techniques.

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All right, so how do you master slow flight? What can you do to improve on it and, by extension, improve on your landings?

Take It Easy

One reason that most pilots don’t master or ace their slow flights is that... they pressure themselves too much. They find that it’s difficult to master and thus, they give it up and instead turn their attention to other procedures that they can easily master. Slow flight is called slow flights for a reason.. Not only are you flying slow (at the airplanes minimum controllable airspeed) but it's also a "slow" process to learn and master. You have to really get a feel for rudder movement because that’s what slow flight is all about.

Get Into the Habit

Last but not the least, in order to really master slow flight, you must get into the habit.Memorize your slow flight procedure and rehearse it through chair flying throughout your week. Chair flying these procedures is going to help you really commit them to memory.

If you want to learn more about improving your slow flight and your landings check out this video Mastering Slow Flight.

2 Responses to “Improving Your Slow Flight”

  1. I love airplanes but airplanes don't like me. I have this fear of crashing it out. Hope i can have a practice lesson in the future!!!

  2. Cheers for this content, guys, continue to keep up the good work.

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