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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 14:40
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 308
You are right John, but the first 2 autos, especially the first one, gave me something right at the start of my career that stayed with me till today and it is real confidence that I could deal appropriately to an emergency when it shows up. It was a beautiful late summer day, no doors on the 47 and we were in the practice area, lots of open space. I was on a climb and at about 7 to 8 hundred feet the engine quit. The thing is the instructor was turned sideways leaning outside the 47 with both feet on the basket that we had on the crosstube. He told me afterward that he thought I was playing when the engine quit. But he did get back in and took control but after I was well established in the auto. Did get a free beer out of that one, he said it was a lesson learned for him too.

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