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Aviation Writer Is Given Review Of Flying Lessons Practice In All Phases Of Piloting Is Included .In Instruction By Al Steyer Of Robbins Service : By HAROLD J. TAYLOR' ' Br.icnn Journal AvUtlnn Editor OUNDAY Instructing PilQt Al Styer of the Robbins Flying Service gave '"'..me a review lesson. It.. Included a little practice in almost everything. Thtre was the take-off, of-course, lo begin with. Before letting me start of U Al cautioned me about the' ground being so soft that letting the nose get too tar 'down might send,, the .propeller into the-mud. ' 'Throttle on full. .Stick forward as far as, possible. Keep headed into the wind. ase back as soon as fly-; Ing position has' been gained. Pull her '.off only after . you have . flying speed. ' , . , These orders flashed through my brain as I made the take-off. Except for keepifig trie stick' forward' ah instant too long and having' Al drag it back, to neutral tor me, I carried them out successfully. .. . ; Goes Into Glide Next it was shooting landings., I took the plane into a glide after J achieved, a position from which I thought it would carry . me in. The wind was strong. It requirea a steeper glide than I had figured on. undershot the field considerably. The second trial I came much nearer being right, though I once again underestimated the wind's effect. "Up to 1.000 feet," Al ordered. Climbing is no longer difficult. It was a bit rough and that' necessitated watching the climbing angle so that a sudden bump wouldn't carry the plane up too hich. Some Figure Eights "All right, get back to the field and do. a fbvv figure eights for me." This proved easier than it had been on the two or three previous occasions on which I had tried it. In compensating for the Wind. I overdid myself on one or two turns, but I succeeded in getting back into position and correcting my mistakes on the turns which followed.