Actually, the instructions she (the CFI) gives you in the beginning are not wrong. She is merely going over what maneuvers will be required to pass the check ride. You're assuming that all the maneuvers are in the sequence that she is stating them before takeoff. I have to agree, in a sense, that she should not have used the word "next" in the briefing.
Rod never explains, in the FS practice sessions, that before performing any practice maneuvers you should always make a “clearing turn.” A clearing turn is a 90 degree turn required to check for other aircraft in the area, especially ones that could be behind you. The second logical reason for making the 90 degree turn, in this case, is that you would never perform any " radical maneuvers", such as the 360 degree steep turn, stalls, S turns, or any other extreme changes in azimuth or altitude after taking off and while still on the RW heading. If there were an aircraft following you on take-off and you performed a 360 degree steep, guess what could happen?
PS: I’ve heard where some instructors say you should make a 360 degree clearing turn, however my instructor said that was defeating the purpose.
Last edited by NikeHerk67; 07-28-2010 at 12:48 PM.
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