Airspeed Control

Overview

It may surprise you to know you cannot directly control the airspeed of a glider.  In this lesson you will learn how to fly a glider at a specified airspeed and why the control inputs used produce the desired result.

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Documents

Study Guide Airspeed_Control.pdf
Condor
Flight Plan Airspeed_Control.fpl
Replay AoA_vs_Airspeed.rpy
Changing_Airspeed_Slowly.rpy
Changing_Airspeed_Quickly.rpy

Reading/Work Assignment:

Flight Training Manual for Gliders – Holtz
Lessons 4.3 Pitch/Speed Control
4.24 Rapid Speed Changes