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wise thing to have two different opinions about how to fly. This is certainly
appropriate once you have your private
pilot certificate and already know how to
fly. It’s mostly a hindrance to learning if
you’re a student pilot.
That said, it sounds like you have a
good instructor. In particular, you have
an instructor that you like. In my opinion,
that’s gold and you shouldn’t be easily
willing to give that up. If he says he’ll have
more time to train you next month, then
wait. It will be worth it. If he doesn’t have
the time you need, then you have little
choice but to find a different instructor.
Regarding the new instructor arrival,
don’t be so quick to dismiss him. Most
everyone is “the new CFI” when they first
start teaching at a flight school, and few
people are originally from “around here”—
wherever “here” is. Do a little gumshoe
work and check out his reputation.

Dear Rod:
I’m a CFI candidate. On my last flight with
my instructor, we practiced Dutch rolls as
a demonstration of control coordination.
Is the ball supposed to remain centered
during this maneuver, or is the airplane’s
heading supposed to remain constant? Or
is it both?
Joline

Whether or not the ball remains centered, however, depends on the design
of the inclinometer and its placement
on the panel. For instance, the ball can
lag in its response because it has inertia, and its motion is often damped by
the liquid in the slider tube.
I recently demonstrated perfect
coordination rolls in one model of a
Light Sport airplane, and the clicking
Greetings Joline:
noise from the ball hitting the sides of
The maneuver you’re practicing is more
the glass made me think my blinker
appropriately called a “coordination roll” was on (OK, I exaggerate, but only
and not a Dutch roll, which actually is a
a little).
dynamic stability problem. The purpose
Then again, the inclinometer’s ball is
of coordination rolls is to coordinate
quite accurate once the turn is estabyour application of rudder with aileron
lished and stabilized.
	
input in order to keep the nose fixed on a
distant reference point. As you roll from Rod Machado is a flight instructor, author, educator,
one bank to the next, the nose shouldn’t
and speaker. He has been a pilot since 1970 and a CFI
move if you’re properly correcting for
since 1973.
adverse yaw caused by an aileron.
Visit his blog (www.rodmachado.com).

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Flight Training - March 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - March 2013

Flight Training - March 2013
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Letters
Not What It Appears
After the Checkride
How It Works
ASI News Action
Training Products
Since You Asked
Member Products Final Exam
Checkride
Flight Lesson
Flying Carpet
The "S" Word
Women With Wings
Problem Solver
Technique
Weather
Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Career Advisor
Tech Talk
Juggling the Airplane
The Known to the Unknown
You're Not Done Yet
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Training - March 2013
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover2
Flight Training - March 2013 - 1
Flight Training - March 2013 - Contents
Flight Training - March 2013 - 3
Flight Training - March 2013 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - March 2013 - 5
Flight Training - March 2013 - Right Seat
Flight Training - March 2013 - 7
Flight Training - March 2013 - Letters
Flight Training - March 2013 - 9
Flight Training - March 2013 - Not What It Appears
Flight Training - March 2013 - 11
Flight Training - March 2013 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - How It Works
Flight Training - March 2013 - ASI News Action
Flight Training - March 2013 - Training Products
Flight Training - March 2013 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - March 2013 - 17
Flight Training - March 2013 - Member Products Final Exam
Flight Training - March 2013 - Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - 20
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 23
Flight Training - March 2013 - The "S" Word
Flight Training - March 2013 - 25
Flight Training - March 2013 - 26
Flight Training - March 2013 - 27
Flight Training - March 2013 - Women With Wings
Flight Training - March 2013 - 29
Flight Training - March 2013 - 30
Flight Training - March 2013 - 31
Flight Training - March 2013 - 32
Flight Training - March 2013 - 33
Flight Training - March 2013 - Problem Solver
Flight Training - March 2013 - 35
Flight Training - March 2013 - 36
Flight Training - March 2013 - 37
Flight Training - March 2013 - Technique
Flight Training - March 2013 - 39
Flight Training - March 2013 - Weather
Flight Training - March 2013 - 41
Flight Training - March 2013 - 42
Flight Training - March 2013 - Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Flight Training - March 2013 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - March 2013 - 45
Flight Training - March 2013 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - March 2013 - Juggling the Airplane
Flight Training - March 2013 - The Known to the Unknown
Flight Training - March 2013 - You're Not Done Yet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 50
Flight Training - March 2013 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - March 2013 - 63
Flight Training - March 2013 - Debrief
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover3
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