I slipped

No, actually, this is a good thing.

Slips are where you intentionally decrease lift on the plane, without nosing down (which would cause you to accelerate). To do this, you use the rudder to change the angle your plane is facing, then bank the opposite direction, to maintain your original heading. You’ll maintain your airspeed - but with a lot less lift. As such, you’ll sink.

What are slips used for?

Now, as to why you’d *want* to slip, instead of use flaps? It does provide an alternative to full flaps, and you can “undo” them once you descend to the level you want. You don’t want to unextend flaps when you are close to the ground. Other than that, best I can tell, it is mostly a matter of practicing in case of an emergency.

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