Unusual Attitudes Pr Copy

Wow, that’s very unusual.

Yes, what you are about to embark upon will be quite unusual.  Your CFI is about to make you close your eyes while wearing a view limiting device, and put the airplane into either a steep nose up or steep nose down attitude, and ask you to open your eyes and rapidly recover.  While this may seem a little crazy, it is actually quite a bit of fun, and incredibly important to master this skill to have a better chance of recovering from such a situation should you accidentally put yourself into such a scenario when you are out flying.

Unusual Attitude Recovery Procedure:

Nose High:

  • Level the wings using coordinated aileron and rudder
  • Add full power
  • Lower the nose to just slightly above the horizon to ensure the aircraft will accelerate (airspeed) and climb away from the ground
  • Re-trim as necessary

Nose Low: