The Oversteer Technique

June, 24, 2020 by

Confused about the oversteer technique? You’ve come to the right place. When performance is limited and every inch of runway is valuable, the oversteer technique can be a valuable tool. This technique allows aircraft to maximize the runway for takeoff. The best part is that this technique is easy to use. First, taxi past where you would normally turn for the centerline. Once the nose is near the far end of the runway, turn sharper than normally. If done properly, you’ll use less runway length turn onto the centerline. This technique is easy to learn, but may take time to master.

Reference: “Before Take-Off” section in the User Guide

Ryan Epps is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. He is also a commercial pilot, flight instructor, and helps run the Airport Editing Team, currently as an Airport Editing Manager.