And then it hit me. This isn’t really how it works anymore. I’m the one who knows what I need to work on. Bob’s let me know what I’m cleared to do. Really it is up to me to decide what I’m going to practice and how I’m going to string those things together. That’s part of my flight planning now.So let’s look at the list of things I can potentially do out there on my own:
Power off stalls
Power on stalls
Precautionary landingsActually putting together a sequence isn’t that tricky, some of the exercises lend themselves to a natural pattern. Steep turns, for example, can be incorporated into your HASEL check before doing any airwork exercises. Slow flight can easily transition into a stall (the aim is to control that transition!) and it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to lose all that altitude doing a forced approach, only to need to climb up to do stalls.
I have no problem with assembling my own flight now and obviously I’m going to talk over my plans with Bob but it just took a little while for it to sink in that this is another thing which has become my responsibility.