Flight Test Exercises - Ex. 9 - Steep Turn
To determine that the candidate can perform a level and coordinated steep turn.
At an operationally safe altitude, the candidate will be asked to execute a steep turn through 180º, with an angle of bank of 45º, then without pause, reverse the turn to roll out on the original heading. The candidate will specify the selected altitude and initial heading prior to entering the turn. The examiner will assign an airspeed for the manoeuvre.
Assessment will be based on the candidate's ability to:
- maintain an effective lookout;
- roll into and out of turns, using smooth and coordinated pitch, bank and power control;
- maintain the specified altitude (±100 feet) and assigned airspeed (±10 knots);
- maintain the bank angle of 45º (±5º) while in smooth stabilized flight;
- after 180º of turn, reverse the direction of turn and repeat the manoeuvre in the opposite direction;
- roll out of the turn at the reversal heading and the entry heading (±10º); and
- divide attention appropriately between outside visual references and instrument indications.