Maneuvers such as turns around a point and slow flight help you perfect your control of the aircraft. Get advice on mastering ground reference maneuvers and stalls, and on understanding the aerodynamics behind it all.
Before you head out to the practice area, understand the fundamentals of what makes your airplane fly.
Essential Aerodynamics Air Safety Institute online course (login required)
The four forces
Flight control forces
Practicing slow flight will cultivate your feel for the airplane’s handling at the edge of an aerodynamic stall. You’ll then graduate to practicing your response to stalls, which happen when the wing exceeds its critical angle of attack and loses lift.
All sorts of stalls
Stall + Yaw = Spin