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Feature Article: River Flying with Steep Turns
On some subsequent lesson, it is well to select an upwind track
along a very S shaped course. By flying upwind the relative ground
speed can be reduced with no reduction in airspeed. This permits
relatively steep turns. Any gain in altitude during a steep turn
has a dramatic effect on airspeed and can precipitate an accelerated
stall. I advocate applying full power during these turns and strict
supervision to prevent altitude gain. On completion of the turn
the power is again reduced to cruise. I often give the student
an emergency which results in an off-airport landing. I have found
this particular flight a good student confidence builder.
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