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Every Pilot NEEDS to do this – Stick & Rudder Fundamentals


This WILL make you a better pilot – Stick destroys flying with yoke 🙂
Single Best Way to Improve Stick & Rudder Fundamentals

This is an other episode from the multipart series covering this mission – playlist here

In this episode of Flight Chops, we’re continuing our cross-part-of-Canada IFR mission returning Blake’s newly purchased PA-32 to its homebase. We stop in Winnipeg and meetup with Luke at Harv’s Air so Blake can experience his first tail wheel and aerobatics lesson. I’ve found tailwheel training to be incredibly helpful in improving my stick and rudder fundamentals, and it has enhanced overall flying skills in general.

Check out HARV’S AIR and schedule your own #Aerobatic training: https://www.harvsair.com
And here’s his new video teaching the Slow Roll: https://youtu.be/RgXlFo_aBlU


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