Toronto ON – Pilot Dan Baz is answering your flying questions here on the Cornwall Free News.
If you have a question about flying you can email Captain Dan or post below.
Question asked by Dale.
The vertical fin at the back of the airplane stabilizes the left and right yaw movement of the airplane. Also at the aft edge of the vertical stabilizer is a movable surface called rudder. The rudder is controlled by pilots’ rudder pedals. When the rudder is moved, it generates aerodynamic forces to assist in turning the airplane to the left or right.
A bit more about Captain Dan:
Captain Dan Baz enrolled in Flight School at the age of 16.
He has completed studies in Aircraft Engineering and Master of Business Administration. He has been at the controls of many different types of aircraft, from single engine Cessnas to large intercontinental jets on global routes.
Over the last four decades he has flown thousands of hours up in the blue sky.
Have a question for the Captain ? Send it to Captain Dan Baz firstname.lastname@example.org Every week a question from the readers will be selected and answer posted in this column.