Flight Test Exercises - Preparation for Flight

16. Slipping (Not a Flight Test Item for Powered Parachute, Weight Shift or Two Axis Control Candidates)


To determine that the candidate can conduct a slipping manoeuvre safely and effectively to lose altitude.


The examiner will request a slipping manoeuvre during the landing approach, the precautionary approach or the forced landing approach.

The candidate will be required to demonstrate either a:

  1. forward slip;
  2. sideslip; or
  3. slipping turn.

Performance Criteria

Assessment will be based on the candidate's ability to:

  1. smoothly establish an effective slip;
  2. maintain a slip appropriate to the flight profile and crosswind conditions, where they exist;
  3. in the case of a forward slip, maintain the intended flight path;
  4. recover smoothly to coordinated flight.

Note: Any significant skidding manoeuvre is unacceptable.