The Flying Connection <BGSOUND SRC="Fire.mid" LOOP=INFINITE>
 
 

The Elevator
Parts of an aircraft.
The diagram of a horizontal stabilizer.
 

       The elevator of an aircraft is situated on the horizontal stabilizer.The elevator coordinates
the pitch or up and down movement of the aircraft. Now,I will explain how an elevator controls
the pitch of the aircraft. The pilot uses the yoke to control the aircraft's pitch.


Straight and Level Flight
This diagram shows the position of the elevator when the aircraft flies in a straight and level
position.
    Position of aircraft when it is straight and level.

Pitch Up
This diagram shows the position of the elevator when the aircraft pitches up. The elevator is up
when the aircraft pitches up. In this case, the pilot pulls the yoke in order to bring the aircraft's
nose upwards.
 
 
Position of aircraft when it is in a pitch up position.

Pitch Down
This diagram shows the position of the elevator when the aircraft pitches down. The elevator is
down when the aircraft pitches down. In this case, the pilot pushes the yoke in order to bring the
aircraft's nose downwards.
Position of aircraft when it is in a pitch down position.

 
 
 
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