Fundamentals of Airmanship

Three half day modules (3 days) – Total Cost $1650

This sight picture during a level turn shows what adverse yaw looks like. In a typical flight situation, many pilots will mistake this attitude for pitch and apply forward pressure to the stick (yoke). That control input would be wrong. Appling bottom rudder (in turn rudder) would also be wrong. Yaw has already happened! The rudder input would be too late.
This sight picture during a level turn shows what adverse yaw looks like. In a typical flight situation, many pilots will mistake this attitude for pitch and apply forward pressure to the stick (yoke). That control input would be wrong. Appling bottom rudder (in turn rudder) would also be wrong. Yaw has already happened! The rudder input would be too late.

Airmanship is typically referred to as “stick and rudder skills, the ability to safely execute a plethora of maneuvers though-out the entire flight envelope. Airmanship is not difficult to learn, but it does require training that goes beyond the scope of today’s “pilot school”.

Traditionally pilots have done aerobatic training or earned a tailwheel endorsement with the intent to learn the skills of airmanship. The activity of aerobatics or flying a tailwheel airplane is a demonstration of airmanship and not necessarily an effective way to learn the basic skills. You should complete a course in airmanship if:
• your objective is the mastery of those elusive stick and rudder skills.
• you are anxious or unsure about stalls and stall recovery.
• the concept of coordinated is unclear and you do not use the rudder paddles.
• you are frequently “behind” the airplane and uncomfortable doing maneuvers.
• you “over-control” and sense the airplane is “a hand-full”.

Airmanship requires mastery of two fundamentals:
• The first fundamental is “do not stall”. In this course you will experience a plethora of stall events and master uneventful recovery. These are not the stalls you did in pilot school.
• The second fundamental is “control yaw”. You cannot control what you do not see, so observance and interpretation of sight picture is critical. In this course, you will learn about the four factors that induce yaw and learn to recognize and control yaw.

Fundamentals of Airmanship is a course of instruction consisting of three half day modules. Each module contains two lessons. Each lesson includes ground instruction, dual flight instruction and flight debrief. Note the inclusion of rolls does not make this an aerobatic course. The sole purpose of rolls is to help make unusual attitudes usual.
• Module #1: controlling yaw, stall recovery, top rudder attitude recovery, ballistic and aileron rolls
• Module #2: performance maneuvers, 2 point rolls, zero g attitude recovery
• Module #3: power off maneuvers and maneuver sequences

Call 772-485-6761 or e-mail today to reserve a date for airmanship training that will make you a great stick.