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Feature Article: Timed Turns
In VFR condition at level altitude cruise the standard rate
bank is selected by using the turn coordinator. The degree of
bank is NOTED on the attitude indicator. This angle of bank becomes
the standard to be used. It is checked for accuracy by making
successive timed turns of 90, 180, and 360 degrees. It takes 30
seconds to turn 90 degrees, one minute to turn 180 degrees and
two minutes to turn 360 degrees. In a C-150 at cruise the angle
will be about 12 degrees. After timed turns are introduced at
cruise go to VFR slow flight and determine the angle of bank required
on the turn coordinator for above timed turns. The angle will
be close to 10 degrees.
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