What is yaw?

What is yaw?

What is yaw? What does ‘yaw’ mean? The official definition is a twisting, or rotation of up to 360 degrees, of a moving ship or aircraft around a vertical axis. To define yaw is to describe an airplane, boat, or even a fish with the nose or front moving side-to-side through the air. Motion determines the meaning. Do cars or motorcycles yaw? Ground vehicles move in two dimensions and do not yaw. However, even wind turbines have yaw motors, which help generate as much wind power into electricity as possible. Yaw rate sensors are used in aircraft to measure yaw rate, the angular velocity around the plane’s vertical axis. Yaw rate directly relates to lateral acceleration of the plane as … Read more

Epic Buzz Vol. 4 Issue 3 | March 2021

Epic Buzz Newsletter March 2021

March specials, new aircraft, women in aviation, staff news, checkride passes, and more! Volume 4, Issue 3 | March 2021 Women in Aviation Week Celebrate Women in Aviation Week by participating in the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide (IWOAW)’s event on March 8th. A French female pilot, Raymond de Laroche, received her pilot license on March 8, 1910. She is believed to be the world’s first licensed female pilot. Join Epic Flight Academy and aviators from around the world to celebrate Women in Aviation Week. You can even help go for a world record in a display of pink paper airplanes. Epic is proud to have awarded aviation scholarships to Sadie Gerstle (2020), Bronwyn Rees (2019), Skye Sobzack (2017) and Victoria … Read more