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Award-winning Master Flight Instructor Rich Stowell recently released Learn to Turn, a free program that takes a stick and rudder approach to help reduce the frequency of loss of control accidents. Sponsored by Avemco Insurance Company and Hartzell Propeller Inc., the program is anchored by a 98-page digital booklet. Supporting assets include a 42-page graphics supplement to facilitate classroom discussion, a 28-minute webinar recording, a 12-minute video, targeted training exercises, and a pilot survey.
According to Stowell, who has more than 30 years of experience providing spin, emergency maneuver, and aerobatic training, “Through no fault of their own, light airplane pilots generally have been misinformed and undertrained regarding turn dynamics. As a result, too many continue to lose control of their airplanes.” He continued, “In addition to academic content, Learn to Turn offers training exercises designed to improve basic flying skills and increase awareness of the consequences of our control inputs.”
Topics include Bottom Line Up Front; Program Structure; The Problem and A Solution; Operational Errors; What the Specialists See; Basic Object Motion; The Primary Controls; Horizontal, Oblique, and Vertical Turns; Accelerated Stalls; Excellence in Airmanship; and Training Mindset and Exercises.