Video Tip: Why do airplanes want to turn to the left?

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Airplanes seem to always want to turn left, especially in a climb. But why does this happen? In this three-minute video tip, we dive into the physics in a way that makes sense for pilots. 3D animations and in-flight video show the effects of P-factor, gyroscopic precession and spiraling slipstream.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s 2022 Learn to Fly Course