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Old 11th Jul 2017, 00:58
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SEQ
Age: 50
Posts: 447
That endless dumbing down exercise, known as mindless risk control...

I count myself fortunate to have had a number of instructors over the years that have had the attitude, that it's better to face a slightly increased risk of bending something under controlled circumstances, than to face a completely unfamiliar situation when the poo goes through the prop for real. So practice forced landings, at least some of the time, went right to ground level on a farm road kept clear by arrangement (as I found out afterwards) and short field landings most definitely required an understanding and application of back of drag curve flying, with 1.1VS being the desired mark.
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