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#2. Never leave the ground with the motor leaking"

Nobody would ever fly a radial engine powered plane then...  🙄

"#18. If flying against the wind and you wish to fly with the wind, don't make a sharp turn near the ground. You may crash."

This implies the fallacy of the "downwind turn". Of course, any sharp turn near the ground, regardless of wind conditions, increases the chances of a crash but it is due solely to proximity to the ground and the lack of altitude to recover from sloppy piloting. The "downwind turn" myth has been around since the beginning years of flight but it is purely myth.

https://foxbatpilot.com/2014/06/17/the-myth-of-the-down-wind-turn/

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48% of air accidents occur during the approach and landing phase of flight.  These typically occur in the downwind to base turn and the base to final turn.  They get themselves too slow, and dont take into account the increased stall speeds in banked flight, and end up in a stall/spin event a couple hundred feet above the ground.  As my fligt instructor liked to say, "If you stretch your glide, you're tryin' to die"

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31 minutes ago, Kliegmann said:

48% of air accidents occur during the approach and landing phase of flight.  These typically occur in the downwind to base turn and the base to final turn.  They get themselves too slow, and dont take into account the increased stall speeds in banked flight, and end up in a stall/spin event a couple hundred feet above the ground.  As my fligt instructor liked to say, "If you stretch your glide, you're tryin' to die"

Agreed. Still, it has nothing to do with the wind except for the fact that the pilot is focused on a point on the ground (runway) and using that as a reference for how sharp to turn. Turns around a point is something we train on and, in windy conditions, it requires constant adjustment of bank angle to keep that point in the center of the circle at a constant distance. It can be very difficult to perform well.

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On 5/21/2022 at 4:33 PM, Vonrd said:

Agreed. Still, it has nothing to do with the wind except for the fact that the pilot is focused on a point on the ground (runway) and using that as a reference for how sharp to turn. Turns around a point is something we train on and, in windy conditions, it requires constant adjustment of bank angle to keep that point in the center of the circle at a constant distance. It can be very difficult to perform well.

Don't I know it! I thought after hours and hours of circle climbing around an airfield in sims was going to make me a pro at doing it in real life, but I really didn't realize how many servers have no wind turned on. Obviously in real life it just ain't that simple...

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