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Task: Straight and level flight


To determine that the candidate is capable of; 

(a) Achieving and maintaining straight and level flight at a nominated altitude ± 100 feet.

(b) Maintaining the heading ± 5 degrees.

(c) Trimming the aircraft to maintain straight and level flight.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Nominate the altitude at which level flight will be entered and maintained.

(b) Nominate the heading to be maintained.

(c) Place emphasis on the candidate’s demonstration of altitude, heading and balance control.

(d) Ensure the aircraft is trimmed for level flight.

(e) Make allowance for fluctuations due to turbulence (but not excessively so).