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Old 08-21-2011, 02:44 PM
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Oh I didn't mean to say I haven't been involved in reverse ailerons....I was teaching an ol glider guy...he never had ailerons or throttle....we had gone over preflights and control throws numerious times......he had done them under my eye with no problems....bottom line is that day I didn't watch him do his checks....I take off and lo and behold I'm now coming down the pits instead of down wind...I yell a warning and pull up....
My old instructor got my students airplane down as I just couldn't get my mind wrapped around reversed ailerons...even with rudder.....
Talking about feeling low...felt I had been lax in my duties....Now I watch even after they solo when I can