PPL training - Basic maneuvers 5| 1 minute read, 208 words
Almost a month since the previous lesson, but that was mainly due to my three week vacation in August/September.
It felt great getting back to the airport (after yet another cancellation due to weather). The weather wasn’t amazing this day either, but it was good enough for the maneuvers we were going to do.
Another windy day, and another crosswind departure. The main focus for this lesson was more stalls, and then a couple new maneuvers (s turns, turns around two points).
We did a lot of stalls in various configurations, including both power off and power on, and in turns - which were extremely uncomfortable. I still feel motion sickness tendencies when we do a lot of maneuvers like this, but luckily I didn’t get really sick. Straight and level flight and some fresh air (from the vent) always helps.
The clouds started to creep down, and it became increasingly difficult to not hit the ceiling. Which was a valuable lesson in itself.
I also got to try a go around, before the instructor took over and demonstrated a simulated engine failure on climb, and a power off turn to the opposite runway (infamously known as “the impossible turn”).