Learn to Turn!

On September 8th at 3:30 pm EDT (that is 5:30 am Australian EST) — Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) broadcast a live discussion with Rich Stowell about Learn to Turn on LinkedIn. You can view the video at https://www.facebook.com/apstraining/videos/309599140955748

The following is from Rich Stowell:

“Today, 10th September 2021, is the official release of “Learn to Turn,” a free program that takes a stick and rudder approach to help reduce the frequency of loss of control accidents. Sponsored by Avemco Insurance Company and Hartzell Propeller Inc., the program is anchored by a 98-page digital booklet. Supporting assets include a 42-page graphics supplement to facilitate classroom discussion, a 28-minute webinar recording, a 12-minute video, targeted training exercises, and a pilot survey.

With more than 30 years of experience providing spin, emergency maneuver, and aerobatic training, I’ve found that through no fault of their own, light airplane pilots generally have been misinformed and undertrained regarding turn dynamics. As a result, too many continue to lose control of their airplanes. So in addition to academic content, “Learn to Turn” offers training exercises designed to improve basic flying skills and increase awareness of the consequences of our control inputs.”

Topics include Bottom Line Up Front; Program Structure; The Problem and A Solution; Operational Errors; What the Specialists See; Basic Object Motion; The Primary Controls; Horizontal, Oblique, and Vertical Turns; Accelerated Stalls; Excellence in Airmanship; and Training Mindset and Exercises.

A coalition of thirty early supporters is sharing and promoting the content already: Adventure Flying Services, Anderson Aviation, AOPA Air Safety Institute, Arizona Aviation Services, ATO Cirrus Aircraft Management, Aviation Performance Solutions, Canyon Flying, Central Washington University, Community Aviation, CP Aviation, Experimental Aircraft Association, FAA Safety Team, Gallatin College Montana State University, Gold Seal Online Ground School, Idaho Division of Aeronautics, International Aerobatic Club, McMurray Aero Safety Training, National Association of Flight Instructors, Ozaeros, Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Redbird Flight Simulations, Rod Machado, Smokehouse Pilots Club, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Specialized Aero Works, Spread Aviation, Stick & Rudder Aviation, Treasure Valley Community College, and Utah Valley University.

Pilots and especially instructors are encouraged to use “Learn to Turn” to gain more knowledge and experience with all aspects of turning flight. While the e-booklet is available from many of the supporters listed above, all the program assets can be accessed at https://lnkd.in/gphRhS_g. Further, pilots who participate in “Learn to Turn” can qualify for a five percent discount on their annual Avemco insurance premium through the company’s Safety Rewards Program.

The AOPA Air Safety Institute will be hosting the Wings-approved webinar, “Implementing Learn to Turn” with Stowell on Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm EDT.”