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Old 09-03-2021, 01:18 PM
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All good points bjr_93tz. The best way to learn new tricks is to think the whole process through on the ground first. Trying it out in the air without thinking about it is usually a precursor to a bad outcome! For example, learning how to do a bunt is best done either by starting much higher than you would normally fly or else rolling inverted and pushing. I always encourage people who are learning to speak aloud key facts such as PUSH PUSH to get the natural tendency to pull when in difficulties. Saying this out aloud, at least for me, reinforces the message. In pattern, we spend roughly half the time flying inverted or carrying out negative g manoeuvres. After a while it becomes second nature but, as you point out, learning this new procedure is neither quick nor easy but requires perseverance.