My first multiengine training

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by steingar, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. steingar

    steingar Touchdown! Greaser!

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    This is the airplane (no, that isn't me hanging out the window):

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    I've got the logbook entry and a photo of my diminutive little ship along with the mighty bird as well. Don't yet have photos of me in the cockpit, but I'll post them up when I get them.
     

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  2. Jack Spectre

    Jack Spectre Line Up and Wait

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    Awesome! What was it like to fly her?
     
  3. Gary

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    Now that is cool!! A great experience.

    Gary
     
  4. steingar

    steingar Touchdown! Greaser!

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    A real handful. The aircraft was constructed in the days before harmonious controls, and is a bit left-wing heavy. It certainly takes a boatload more attention than my Cherokee. The throttles have to be set pretty precisely (not by me, by the way) or the whole thing shakes to beat the band. An utterly unforgettable experience. Thanks for putting up with my bragging.
     
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    Congrats, and welcome to the "club"! :thumbsup:
    My 10 minutes wasn't really a lesson, and I didn't learn very much, but it sure is cool just to fly something like that, isn't it?
    I did pretty well turning it, but I initially had a tendency to push the nose down a bit without realizing it. I understand that once you're comfy in it, a Ford is pretty easy to fly. They have their peculiarities, but they're very uncomplicated.
     
  6. Ted DuPuis

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    Remember, it's the same platform that my Ford Excursion was built on, which is much the same. ;)

    Sounds like a lot of fun, Michael!
     
  7. Trapper John

    Trapper John Ejection Handle Pulled

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    The Trimotor was in our area for a couple of days last August. It was really neat to see it cruising around, and what a great sound it makes.
     
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    flyersfan31 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Awesome. That is a fantastic entry in the logbook.!!
     
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    gprellwitz Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I flew in it last month, but didn't spring for the cockpit seat. It was still a neat experience!