Liverpool Flying School LFS Lesson PIPER PA-28-180 Cherokee

Flying lesson in a PIPER PA-28-180 Cherokee. This is a four seater aircraft which meant I could take up my expert cameraman and another passenger.

The weather conditions were quite extreme with a strong crosswind up to the limit of the aircraft on take-off and slightly better on landings (note when landing we’re not facing down the runway – this makes it more fun).

We managed to do quite a lot in the hour. Breaking cloudbase was fantastic as was pulling two G in steep banked turns.

The trick appears to be not to over compensate as the aircraft does not handle like a car. The plane will pretty much fly itself in a straight line given the right conditions.

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