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writer lessons 30 - Aviation Writer Is Given Review Of Flying...
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.

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  1. The Akron Beacon Journal,
  2. 24 Feb 1930, Mon,
  3. Page 23

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