I’m a little slow at writing this update, but two Saturdays ago I was doing the last of my initial introduction to air work. We practiced stalls, spins, as well as flight for range and endurance. We were going to do spiral dives, but after doing three stalls and two spins are started to get pretty sick, and even threw up. I’m not really disappointed at myself for getting sick and having to end the flight early, as I was able to accomplish a lot this lesson, a lot more than I did when we did steep turns. So I’m getting more endurance when it comes to air sickness.
Some thoughts on stalls. One thing I learned was that when your speeds starts to slow down and you approach the stall, you really have to pull back on the controls pretty hard to get the plane to stall. Also, it’s good advice to release the back pressure on the controls very slowly, otherwise you’ll be looking at the ground.
As for spins, they weren’t that bad, and we only did partial spins meaning I wasn’t looking completely at the ground. I believe with partial spins, we recovered earlier during the incipient stage.
My next lesson should be interesting. I’m going to be starting circuits. My instructor says that this is when most students start to really get “into it,” as circuits are what the majority of flying is about.