My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.

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My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.

Post by astroguy » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:25 am

My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.
Shawn, a friend from Ground school here in Kingston Ontario, offered me a ride in his - 1966 Piper Cherokee PA28. Nice airplane.
It was an interesting comparison between my understanding of low wing and high wing. Much the same of course but much different as well. The strong keel effect of a high wing that I"m used to is definitely different from the diheidral wing in making the airplane positively stable.
I was surprised at how different the yaw felt in a low wing.
Shawn took me to 3 local landing strips for low and overs.
Great fun and yet another flying experience
https://youtu.be/HH5fuOitXOo
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Re: My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.

Post by AirFrame » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:32 am

Just wait until you get to fly in something with a stick instead of a yoke, and with a tailwheel instead of a nosewheel. :)
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Re: My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane.

Post by astroguy » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:39 am

AirFrame wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:32 am
Just wait until you get to fly in something with a stick instead of a yoke, and with a tailwheel instead of a nosewheel. :)
Right Airframe!... I've been flying stick for some 70 hours and I do prefer it to yoke that I only have 5 hours on... but never a tail dragger! For sure when I watch those 'big wheel' tall draggers , it just seems to be what flying is all about.
Thanks for the response
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