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Newsletter: Spring 2007

By Paul Hesse (April 2007)
Stalling and slowflight are an integral part of your assessment. You must not spin the aircraft and understand the use of rudder during this phase of flight. If you yaw too much, rudder will fix the problem rather then trying to use aileron. Know your aerodynamics! Judgment and decision making is also assessed. If your approach is high, GO AROUND and reset the approach. Do not force the aircraft to the runway. That is bad judgment and causes many accidents every year in this business of flying. Egos have to be put aside and you must always be ready for an emergency. Know chapter 3 of the POH if using a 152 for the practical. A good pilot is current, proficient and COMPETENT. They all must work together. Safety is a priority, NOT AN OPTION.