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Straight and Level Flight – Bank Control – Slip/Skid Indicator

in Airplane Basic Flight Maneuvers - Electronic Flight Display

The slip/skid indicator is the small portion of the lower segmented triangle displayed on the attitude indicator. This instrument depicts whether the aircraft’s longitudinal axis is aligned with the relative wind. [Figure 7-54]


The pilot must always remember to cross-check the roll index to the roll pointer when attempting to maintain straight flight. Any time the heading remains constant and the roll pointer and the roll index are not aligned, the aircraft is in uncoordinated flight. To make a correction, the pilot should apply rudder pressure to bring the aircraft back to coordinated flight.

Figure 7-54. Slip/skid and turn rate indicator.

Figure 7-54. Slip/skid and turn rate indicator.

 

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