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November 09, 2004

landing hints 2

Follow-up to Lesson 7 Landing Approaches from Christine's Flying blog

Another helpful hint on landing approach is that the runway should be in a fixed position in the viewscreen (should just get larger) obvious I know when you think about it

BTW I’ve had a go at trying to land with a flight sim and its very very difficult – for me more difficult than the real thing

Lesson 7 Landing Approaches

For some unknown reason we couldn’t do circuits at Coventry airport. Air Traffic Control said it was due to traffic (didn’t seem much going on to me though ) so we were diverted to Wellesborne near Warwick. This is a a much more difficult circuit to fly as you have to make a sharp right hand turn just after take off to avoid flying over a village. And also the runway is shorter – much shorter

However I did five landings of which I thought only 2 were okay (Mark instructor said 4 were okay). Half way through the circuit exercise we were joined by another two circuit flyers. Luckily I wasn’t fazed by this but Mark said they were getting a little too close to us so we did wider circuits just to be on the safe side

No really learning points.. seems that I will be doing a lot of flying in squares for the next month or two

Re landing approaches (mainly for Steve R) here is the right angle for landing

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