So no Turns around a Point, no S-Turns. Kinda woulda been pointless.
So, instead, I got briefed on how to deal with an Engine Out Situation.
Then I took off and flew south to the “Practice Area” and we went over the procedures again.
Then Mike demonstrated.
3K feet (~2200 AGL) gives (more or less) 3.5 miles of glide.
Pull power back.
Pick a field
navigate towards it while:
Do you checks. Fuel, mags, etc.
Make your radio call.
Set up for landing.
Lots of time. And yet not much either.
So I did it twice. THought I was comfortable,
Did some stalls. Power Off and Power On.
Started back to the airport. Was about 3 miles away, just ready to make my first radio call when the power went away.
Mike says: “you have just lost your engine”.
I looked over at him while trimming for 65 KIAS. “Prick”.
And chose a (soybean) field.
Did the procedure.
and realized as I began my approach that the field I had chosen had a linear sprinkler across it.
Fuck. That woulda been bad.
But, I added power, climbed to 1700′ and entered the pattern and did a really nice landing.
Plus, my Taxiing is better. Still needs work, but better.
He says I’m the first student to call him bad names, ever.