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WhiteKnight
4th Nov 2006, 06:51
Hy,

just got a question real quick. Is it true that most airline pilots fly a constant bank angle turns (like 25 degrees) rather than standard rate turns?

I would appreciate any inputs.

Thanks

BOAC
4th Nov 2006, 07:56
My vote: Most pilots fly the bank angle that the autopilot generates:)

hetfield
4th Nov 2006, 09:04
My vote: Most pilots fly the bank angle that the autopilot generates:)

:D:D:D

@WhiteKnight

With TAS of 480 kt bank would be a little too much to fly std rate.

BizJetJock
4th Nov 2006, 14:32
Definition of standard rate:
3 degrees/sec or 25 degrees of bank, whichever is less.
If TAS>180 knots then you end up doing a constant 25 bank, and in most jets the TAS is very rarely less than 180.
Don't get confused by the old military definition of rate1, rate 2 etc, although 3 deg/sec is also rate 1.

WhiteKnight
4th Nov 2006, 23:17
thanks a lot for your help.