He went up - top rudder
- for me and I straightened out with a sickening jerk.
This means some "top rudder," which is rudder opposite your direction of turn.
Tip: Lift the nose a bit as you roll in and apply that top rudder early.
Sure, I can make this crosswind landing: perfect wing down, top rudder
approach, perfect fuselage alignment, and touchdown right on centerline.
This suggests that the pilot used strong top rudder
input to raise the left wing, since at that bank angle, the stalled wing would have made aileron less effective.
The SNA was high at high key and initiated a slip (wing down top rudder
) to dissipate excess altitude.
The use of rudder, "top rudder
" to be exact, is a cornerstone of upset recovery training.
"Now use some top rudder
and more left aileron." Bingo!
Anybody who has missed a TARPS point and stands on top rudder
can understand how we were flying.
Slips are a wonderful tool, and here are the three magic words to help you forever remember how to do one: Kick top rudder
("top" meaning the rudder pedal which is now "higher" than the other in the bank).