Steep Turns

How steep? 45 degrees. I felt the g-forces on my face and had to hold it until I completed the 360 degree turn – and then again the other way. We slowed down to about 90-95 knots, picked out a point up-wind on which to roll out, and then started the turn. As we were establishing the bank, we put the throttle in about 200rpm. Then we sat back in the seat so the g-force is better aligned with the spine. As we rolled out, we pitched forward and took out the two full wheels of trim that we needed.

We flew over to Orange County Airport to do some cross-wind take-offs and landings. We came in too high on the first one and had to do a go-around. That screwed up a practice GPS approach that a Cirrus was making towards us on the same runway – sorry! These landings were not too good, I must say. Maybe it was the wind, or the different airport with a narrower runway, or maybe I’m just not very good at crosswind landings. More practice next time!

Plane: N272LP (C172)
From: CDW
Duration: 1.9