What is elevator trim and how and when should it be used?

2024-02-24T09:03:07-06:00February 24th, 2024|

A trim system is a device used to adjust aerodynamic forces on a control surface so the pilot doesn’t have to maintain constant pressure on the flight controls. Its only function is to minimize the workload on the pilot. It is a secondary flight control and should never be used to adjust your airspeed or initiate a climb or descent—it is not a substitute for the elevator.