Getting dizzy doing circuits, and slow flight

April – July 2016. Most of this period saw me continuing to do circuits. They’re the most efficient way to learn how to land, the most difficult thing to do for most light aircraft pilots, and therefore being able to just go round and do them in quick succession is great practice. Ans the more I did them the better I got. Funny that.

I did manage to get a bit of variety as we also did Slow Flight and Stalling. For most people this conjures up images of the plane diving towards the ground, often with the engines on fire. Those people have seen far too many movies. In real life, in the kind of planes a PPL would normally fly, aircraft are relatively safe when they stall, and easy to recover. Not that you can afford to be complacent!

Author: oldmannewpilot

An old man, becoming a new pilot