You may not be an aerobatics pilot performing a Cuban Eight for a crowd of airshow spectators, but there are other less complex aerial maneuvers that we all can enjoy learning. One of our favorite skill-building maneuvers is a smooth, graceful, seemingly effortless climbing turn that our fellow pilots have been performing for over one hundred years. That’s right—we’re talking about the chandelle.
Pilot safety, currency, and competency amongst General Aviation pilots is an area of concern for the FAA. The WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program is a targeted continuing education program which was created to “address the primary accident causal factors that continue to plague the general aviation community.