Author Archives: rhhaynes

Airspace

Food for thought. When I do a checkride, I often do a review of airspace. Class A, B, C and D are usually understood. The confusion comes in two areas: Class G and Class D after the tower goes home. … Continue reading

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Steep Turns

Steep turns: love ‘em or hate ‘em. If I want to do a quick assessment on a pilots skills, I have them do a steep turn. Normally a 360 degree turn @ 45 degrees back followed by an immediate opposite … Continue reading

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Let’s talk stalls

Let’s talk stalls…. Virtually every checkride requires some type of stall series. That’s a good thing…except they are often routine and somewhat meaningless. Let me give you a different twist. I ALWAYS do approach to landing stalls with students/applicants in … Continue reading

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