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Airplane Basic Flight Maneuvers – Electronic Flight Display

Straight and Level Flight – Pitch Control – Altimeter

Airplane Basic Flight Maneuvers - Electronic Flight Display

At constant power, any deviation from level flight (except in turbulent air) must be the result of a pitch change. If the power is constant, the altimeter gives an indirect indication of the pitch attitude in level flight. Since the altitude should remain constant when the airplane is in level flight, any deviation from the desired altitude signals the need […]

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Straight and Level Flight – Pitch Control – Attitude Indicator

Airplane Basic Flight Maneuvers - Electronic Flight Display

The pitch attitude of an airplane is the angle between the longitudinal axis of the airplane and the actual horizon. In level flight, the pitch attitude varies with airspeed and load. For training purposes, the latter factor can  normally be disregarded in small airplanes. At a constant airspeed, there is only one specific pitch attitude for level flight. At slow cruise […]

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