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March 07, 2005

Lesson 19 – Progress – Not

Fridays lesson after a months layoff was probably okay – but I felt very rusty

Still doing exercise 12/13 will I EVER move on from circuits.

Flying conditions
350 deg wind at 12 kts – runway in use 05 hence crosswind component of wind – at maximum strenght. Right hand circuits were the order of the day.

Tried crabbed approach but I was not timing the kick straight accurately. If you leave it too late you will veer of the runway. If you do it too early (which I think I was doing) you will the wind will catch you and you will still not be straight on landing.

To make the landing more accurate we tried a combination landing which is the combination of a crabbed approach but a wing down landing.

According to the book ….

The crabbed approach is used til about 50ft at which point aircraft it lined up with the runway and banked into the wind (slightly)

I.e wind is coming from left – left wing down.On landing you continue to turn the aileron into the wind

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