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Old 29th Dec 2021, 00:07
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Originally Posted by Tango and Cash View Post
Keep it to a short local flight if it's a passenger's first time in a light aircraft. Nothing worse than having an airsick passenger and being 30 minutes away from a suitable airport.
Good advice to follow here. You don't want to be stuck with a sick passenger while you're juggling everything else.
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Old 1st Jan 2022, 11:31
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Originally Posted by Discorde View Post
That's the same text that I have to read in order to fly.

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Old 1st Jan 2022, 16:41
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The other very important thing to consider if you are taking more than one person for the first time is just how differently a four seat light aircraft will perform and handle with all the seats occupied rather than one. You will have a substantially longer take off and landing roll and you will need extra speed round the circuit and on final. Probably best to build up to it and remember that very few 4 seaters can be be fully loaded with passengers and fuel, one or the other but not both.
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Old 1st Jan 2022, 19:16
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You will have a substantially longer take off and landing roll and you will need extra speed round the circuit and on final.
Hopefully you've been flying the aircraft's correct speeds, you do not need to increase them during normal maneuvering, when operating within the circuit or not. Never fly an aircraft on approach at speeds higher than the manual recommends which you have hopefully been doing. When operating the average four seat aircraft it is unlikely that the recommended approach speed need to be varied. Remember the point of the approach is to eventually stop. Always refer to the manual of course.
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Old 2nd Jan 2022, 12:31
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Originally Posted by double_barrel View Post
I wonder if you folks could share some experiences/suggestions/precautions on approaching and flying with innocent non pilot friends?
When I went flying with the air cadets at an AEF, and later when I went flying with a UAS, they used to have a thing called an 'out-brief-card' which the pilots (not all were instructors) went through with their passengers at the end of the briefing process and immediately before walking out of the door. Does anyone here have access to one of these which they could share? It may shed light on part of the OP's question because these organisations are very focussed on generating positive experiences for people on their first flights.

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