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Sideslip

By RossiT123
Shown here is a 1937 'Kirby Kite' Glider. The pilot is 'side slipping' the aircraft. This involves applying full rudder and banking in the opposite direction. This increases drag and therefore increases the rate of descent to allow for a steeper approach profile. Very useful for slippery gliders with no flaps or spoilers... Note the pilot's head position indicating the aircrafts true trajectory down the runway, compared to the aircrafts nose position.

Tags: Transport Vintage Windy Aviation Approach Airshow Landing Glider Side-slip

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