Definition of Basics


My definition of "the basics" as used here is

(as required by the PTS)


• An understanding of fundamental aerodynamics.


• An understanding of what each control surface does and why.


• The ability to coordinate with the rudder.


• An awareness of the nose attitude and the ability to use it and power to control speed.


• An awareness of where the airplane will go if a given trend continues (planning ahead). 


• The ability to use the rudder to control torque and similar effects (P-factor, etc.).

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