Saturday, September 06, 2003

Unusual attitudes, turning slip

9/6/03 - Two flights with T.

First takeoff, I let the left wing drop a bit and he had to help. Second takeoff was perfect.

First flight, we did forward and turning stalls, combined turns (rollout from one turn into the next), and a couple of "unusual attitude recoveries" where T did a turning stall and I had to diagnose and recover. No problem, I applied full opposite rudder and then neutralized the stick and it pulled out great.

We descended through the wake - quite a bit of roll to counter!

On approach, we were high, so T talked me through a slipping turn to final, which worked really well. Approach was smooth, speed was good. I think I flared it a bit late and we might have bounced a little bit, and I used the wheel brake a bit too firmly, but otherwise good approaches and landings. I had thought I might be rusty after four weeks missed, but things went really well.

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