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Commercial maneuvers

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What is the best way for a new CPL student to learn and be proficient in the Commercial Maneuvers up to PTS standards? Is it best to have your CFI introduce only 1 or 2 maneuvers per lesson and not to move on to the next maneuver until the student has become PTS proficient in the first one or two maneuvers that were introduced in the lesson? Do most CFI's have an order by which the Commercial maneuvers are introduced to the student? If so, what is the best order in which a student can learn the commercial maneuvers and the quickest way to know them up to PTS standards?

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  1. jeeping247 on Jul 21, 2014

    I would teach the maneuvers until the student is found proficient and then move on to the next one… I don’t think they need to be in any specific order and if the student is really struggling with a maneuver it may be more cost and time efficient to comeback to that maneuver later.. That being said I’d do chandelles & lazy eights then do steep spirals down to a lower altitude for eights on pylons if you wanna be cost efficient…hope that helps

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