Monday, February 13, 2012

Lesson 11

DATE: 13th February 2012
AIRCRAFT: C172P N54288  
ROUTE: CHD -> {Southern Training Area} -> CHD
DURATION: 1.1 hour
TOTAL TIME: 11.7 hours (+ 45.5 JAA)

Lesson Summary - Departed 22R for the south training area. Practised slow flight, stalls and steep turns. Hood work and unusal attitude recovery under the hood.  Two touch and goes on 22L and 22R with x-winds.

Key Learnings - Good flight today. Finally grasped the technique of "catching" the stall. Approaches and landings were good. Good focus on maintaining the centre line with the rudder whilst using aileron into the wind. During the unusual attitude recovery, need to first focus on the airspeed indicator. Increase or decrease will determine the probable attitude. Also learn how to remember the control direction on the tarmac for windy days "climb into, dive away".

Next Lesson - Planned for the 16th February 2012. Will be a full solo flight with the plan to practise stalls, steep turns and slow flight.

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