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

Basic Flying Skills: Level Turns

There are 3 important principles to remember before you turn:

  1. Look before you turn
  2. Look before you turn
  3. Look before you turn
Level Turns
Establish level flight Adjust the stick
Set cruise speed 0
Look left F2
Look Left
Looking Left
Look back left F4
Look back left
Looking back left
Look right F3
Look Right
Look Right
Look back right F4
Look back Right
Look back Right
Now that we are sure there is no conflicting air traffic in the immediate area, we can begin our turn.
Look slightly left Keypad 7
Ease the joystick left until you are in a 45 degree bank
Release the joystick
The aircraft will turn left.
You are now in a level turn to the left.
Looking slightly left in a level turn
Looking slightly left in a level turn
As you approach the desired heading, ease the joystick right until the aircraft is again in level flight.
Ease the joystick right until a 45 degree bank is achieved The aircraft will turn right. Ease the joystick left until the aircraft is level again