Commercial pilot video tip: How to fly a Chandelle


The Chandelle is one of several maneuvers you’ll learn to fly during your training towards the Commercial Pilot certificate. It is a maximum performance, 180° climbing turn that begins from approximately straight-and-level flight and concludes with the airplane in a wings-level, nose-high attitude just above stall speed.

This clip appears in Sporty’s Commercial Pilot Test Prep Course, which includes comprehensive knowledge test prep, flight maneuvers guide, oral exam tools and a comprehensive aviation library.

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Bret is vice president and senior flight instructor for Sporty's Academy. In addition to Bret's teaching responsibilities, Bret leads Sporty's video production and app development team and serves as editor of the popular iPad Pilot News online journal. As an airline transport pilot, Bret is a senior captain in Sporty's corporate flight department.