HD flight maneuver spotlight: steep turns

Steep Turns – Sporty’s HD Flight Maneuver Spotlight

Welcome to our newest addition to Student Pilot News, the Flight Maneuver Spotlight series. Here we'll highlight the various maneuvers you'll practice during your flight training and be expected to demonstrate during your private pilot checkride. We're going to kick things off with Steep Turns this week.

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