With the angle of bank
remaining constant, more attention can be paid to airspeed and rate of descent.
According to the FAA, "A rule of thumb to determine the approximate angle of bank
required for a standard rate turn is to use 15 percent of the true airspeed.
The jet struck the water at 340 knots, 15 degrees angle of bank
, in 1 "G" flight.
The stick would not move right past center, so with slight, right-rudder pressure and aft stick, the angle of bank
decreased to 45 degrees, and the nose began to track up.
I chose the longest runway and quickly reviewed what lay ahead: Watch the airspeed and angle of bank
, keep the turn coordinated.
The lead began a 60-degree angle of bank
descending turn back to the left but his wingman only used 35 degrees angle of bank
As a bonus to our situation, I was hit with a 40-knot, right crosswind that rolled me to 60 degrees angle of bank
In other words, the rate of heading change--turn rate--is insufficient for the angle of bank
During the turn, the flight lead went IMC, so increased his angle of bank
and transmitted his intentions of rolling out on a heading of 060 degrees.
I had heard the vertigo stories: It feels like you're spinning in circles, or in a constant angle of bank
, unable to differentiate between upright and inverted.
The amount of upward elevator pressure applied, and therefore the amount of vertical lift, varies directly with the angle of bank
The uncommanded left turn continued with increasing left angle of bank
despite the pilot's applying full counter-control inputs.