Lesson 9: Oh, I guess I am not afraid of stall training any more

I took the written test for the first time today, passed with score at 85. It is a little bit disappointing as I thought I prepared well, and I took 3 tests on exams4pilot, all > 90. Anyway, pass is pass.


Then I headed to Fischer directly, here are the logs:

1.Climb 2500ft — I kept it in 2700ft right under New York Bravo floor. Not good, need to work on it

2. Stalls, I feel both are improved.  Power off stalls:  Slow flight at 1700RPM (carburetor heat is on); flaps 10 degree once speed into white arc; then power idle; full flaps; nose up with right rudder, keep the wings level (neutral), till stalls; once nose down, add full power; carburetor off; flaps up; once speed reach climbing speed, nose up for climbing; once the vertical speed indicator is positive, the power off stall is done good.

Power on stalls: full power; nose up with right rudder; level the wings;  see speed to 0; stall/nose down; once it gains climbing speed, nose up to show positive vertical speed indicator reading

3. Emergency descending. Bob demonstrated that we can descending at >1500ft per min without feeling bad. And handed it over to me. I feel much more confidence on the airplane after that.  Simulate engine fire:  a. Power idle; b. push nose down — real down; c. descending at 1500ft per min, d. the speed never exceeds the green arc.

4. Did some steep turns — and I hit the starting turbulence created by my steep turns. Bob said that’s good because that means I maintained the altitude during the steep turns.

5. Traffic pattern: T/O; 900ft turn to crosswind; 1200ft level and maintain; then turn downwind, power cut to 1700RPM, flaps 10 degree at abeam;


ATIS: Quebec

Wind V04kt; 10SM; SCT120, temp 26/19; 29.97; App RW4; Dept RW4/28

After Taxi to RW28, ATIS changed to Romio: Temp 25/19; 29.95


Radio Comm:

Caldwell Twr: Skyhawk 811JD, 10 miles north, in bound, stay in pattern, T/G with Sierra