For ascent, cruise and descent he just told me the engine settings he wanted. I found the plunger throttle less fiddly than I'd expected, after the CH's lever, which I still prefer. Must have been a fair day Frank. I was surprised at the constant attention the C172 needed, to keep the wings level. Far from boring, I found flying straight and level, although the actions came naturally thanks to FS9, required full concentration. It was also quite a bumpy ride, in gusting fairly strong winds.Flying level for ten minutes would be boring. If the aircraft was trimmed correctly there would be little for you to do. You would have little feel for the aircraft behaviour and how it changes in a turn, climb or dive. At least with a trial lesson you would probably cover these basic manoeuvres.. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of franklyn fisher Sent: 23 July 2007 18:56 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Realism The Manx Flyers trial lesson was very good. Handed to me over King william's and took back control when lined up on finals. He dealt with rudder pedals and Carb Heat, which he applied regularly, using his stopwatch. Perhaps it was an ice prone day?
Having to cope with mapreading as well would be quite a challenge. Gerry Winskill
Bones A couple of years ago myself and three others, hired a Piper Cherokee, one of us was the qualified pilot. We flew from EGTO to Duxford, with a midpoint stop. And back with a stop at Andrewsfield. The plan was, that the three non-pilots, would take turns in the righthand seat, and have a go. Due to weather conditions, we nearly did not depart. But made it to Duxford. Then the weather became CAVOK, for the rest of the day. I took the leg from Andrewsfield to Rochester, and was the only non pilot to take the controls, abiet for 10 minutes, from cruise level to just passing Southend. My only experiance at the wheel. Surfice to say the pilot kept his feet on the pedals, I just had to keep it straight and level, it was so easy as to be boring. Living so close to Rochester, it is small wonder that I have not taken a trial flight(have done a couple of suba dives). I will be moving near to Cranbrook, and will definatly be looking to have a proper go. Frank F