Posts Tagged ‘Flaps’

Steven’s PPL Diary 2: Trimming

Monday, September 14th, 2009


Day 2 – Getting to ‘second base’ with the aircraft.
Aircraft Familiarisation, again.

[Exercises 1 – 4, Part II]

Well, after my abysmal entrance into the little Piper Cherokee last time I visited the very wonderful profpilot forum for helpful advice (This is my weekly profpilot shameless attempt at advertising). So, my second lesson began with my logbook and a new shiny checklist clutched in my hands, out standing near the aircraft with the wind blowing one hell of a gale, it wasn’t cloudy, but boy was it windy. Jumping up on the wing trying desperately to not be blown off, and threw myself into the aircraft. (more…)

Video #6: Secondary Flight Controls

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Been quiet on here recently, here’s why: video time again! Oh joyous day.

Video 6 looks at how pilots use secondary flight controls to make their lives easier, and less crashy when flying around.