Basic Physics of Flight Control!

May 12, 2019 David St. George

Basic center of gravity is critical to aircraft  control but this is another important concept  most pilots (and some CFIs) don’t solidly understand. And confusion about stability and basic flight dynamics seems to be at the root of many of our LOC-I accidents. To simplify all this concept for students, I call it “balancing the … Continue reading "Basic Physics of Flight Control!"

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