Lazy Feet

Fri, 01.02.2013 - 00:00

Whadda ya mean I have “lazy feet”?

Pilots look at us funny when we make that comment.  They have probably heard us saying this before (I know I heard it a lot when I was in training!).  They understand the concept, but don’t know how we can tell just by seeing how the airplane flies.  So here are a few scenarios that can help you see if you have lazy feet or not.

First, let’s define what we mean by “lazy feet”:  it means you are not reacting to adverse yaw and keeping the airplane coordinated using rudder.  In other words, you are not using your feet enough:  "lazy feet".