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Preface

You’re still in that coordinated, constant-rate 360 from above. Returning to level flight you sense incorrectly that you are turning the opposite way and return to turning as you were. Because a turning aircraft tends to descend, you note a loss of altitude. The absence of any sense of turning creates the illusion of being in a level descent. If you add back pressure to “level” the aircraft, you could be setting yourself up for:

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A violation of your altitude assignment

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A turn much greater than standard rate

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A graveyard spiral

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A cool aerobatic maneuver in IMC…what a story to tell back at the hangar!

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