The four fundamentals of flight with Spencer Suderman (episode 1)

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What should you expect on your first flight lesson? Sporty’s has once again partnered with airshow pilot and flight instructor Spencer Suderman, this time for a new video series to answer questions like that. Each video addresses common flight training questions, including the basics of airplane control and how to make better landings. Suderman shares practical tips throughout, including during an actual lesson with a flight student.

In this episode, the first in the series, Suderman shows what to expect on a first flight lesson, from taxiing the airplane to talking with Air Traffic Control to takeoff. He also demonstrates the four fundamentals of flight – straight and level, climbs, descents, and turns – ad shows why a stall is nothing to be afraid of. You’ll hear actual communications throughout the flight and learn valuable tips from an experienced flight instructor, so you’ll be prepared for that first flight lesson.

Bret Koebbe