Jetfighter III by Mission Studios Jetfighter III by Mission Studios
Exhibit: Jetfighter III

Climb and Descent

Cultivate smooth and accurate climbing. The 10 degree climb is common practice in a fast jet.

10 DEGREE CLIMB
Establish the aircraft in level flight
Set cruise throttle setting
Ease back on the stick until the FPI has settled on the 10 degree pitch ladder.
10 degree climb
Note the altitude increasing
F/A-18 Hornet in a 10 degree climb
F/A-18 Hornet in a 10 degree climb
Ease the stick forward until level flight is established at a 'round number' altitude
Establish another 10 degree climb
Establish level flight
20 DEGREE CLIMB
20 degree climb
20 degree climb
F/A-18 Hornet in a 20 degree climb
F/A-18 Hornet in a 20 degree climb
Descend at 10 Degrees
10 degree descent
10 degree descent
Descend at 20 Degrees
20 degree descent
20 degree descent