After the last lesson, we decided to try a 150 since it would be easier to stall without as much horsepower. Maybe it was the extra power of that supped up 152.
We made our way out to the airport and I tried to keep my nerves down. If I got nervous or thought too much about it, I’m sure my lesson would struggle.
This lesson was about steep turns and I was flying from the right seat and supposed to teach Jake as a private pilot steep turns. On the car ride, I showed him my PowerPoint on steep turns and briefed him as I would a student before the lesson.
Once we got in the air, we started working steep turns. It ended up more of me practicing commercial level steep turns instead of instructing private pilot steep turns. That’s fine and it was good practice. We went into me teaching him on slow flight, power on and off stalls. And there was no problem!
It may have been a mixture of things. The less horsepower which made it easier to stall and control for me. The seat is a bit higher in this Cessna so that helped. And one thing we talked about is faking confidence. “Fake it til you make it” which I’ve very good at in other situations. I’ve gotten as far as I have in both of my careers due to confidence and a lot of it is faking. I just applied it to my flying now.
I’m glad to have had a lesson that made me feel good afterwards. I did some landings and Jake had to get current as well. I love when he has to get current because that means I’m just along for the ride and really get to enjoy it without having to think.
I might fly this Cessna 150 more, but sadly the 152 is the IFR rated one. We’ll see how that turns out. Maybe just more confidence in the 150 before going back to the 152.
Lesson Time: 1.2 hours