Posts Tagged ‘Trim’

Steven’s PPL Diary 6: Gliding Descents

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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Day 6 – You’re not my aircraft.
Descending – With some climbing and some more straight and level flight.

[Exercise 6,7,8]

Without any portion of the Profpilot website I can unofficially advertise, that’s currently related to my training maybe it’s time I tried to gleam some freebies from aviation related companies, to give some sort of half-baked review… (I can dream, can’t I?)

Your pilots' portable urinal eagerly awaits your hands on testing Steven!

Your pilots' portable urinal eagerly awaits your hands on testing Steven!

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Steven’s PPL Diary 5: Power, Attitude, Trim

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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Day 5 (Or, what should have been day 4) – Bernoulli vs. Newton
Climbing – With some straight and level.

[Exercise: 6 – 7]

With the spare time due to the lack of a lesson last time, I was able to watch the fantastic profpilot flight training videos (Unfortunately ‘somebody’ hadn’t finished the new and improved lift video by then). None the less, I knew lift wasn’t achieved by God, or lift pixies. (Even if you do pray your heavy, metallic aircraft gets off the ground before you run out of runway.)

The Pope found this out the hard way.

The Pope found this out the hard way.

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Steven’s PPL Diary 3: First Takeoff

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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Straight and level flight
[Exercise 5 – 6]

So with two flights under my belt and a grand total of 1:50hr on the Cherokee you’d expect that I would be masterful beyond all belief, as apparent in some PPL diaries, alas not here my friends. This week I enter the hanger with my logbook and shiny new checklist (Purchased from the school in ‘Week 2’)

Today the briefing was quite simple for straight and level flight covered the various cruise speeds, reasons for using the different speeds, rpm settings and the dreaded PAT (Power, attitude, trim) again, I shall leave you to gleam these tidbits of knowledge yourself. I will advise you to go out and purchase yourself a notebook before this point, as I was told to do during the briefing, lots of numbers/facts and figures to note down.

Profpilot.co.uk hint: If caught without notebook, use face.

Profpilot.co.uk hint: If caught without notebook, use face.


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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.
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