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Old August 25th 09, 02:57 PM posted to rec.aviation.ifr
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Default OT Emergency Descents with ATC COMS - Video

On Aug 24, 11:28*am, Ross wrote:
Emergency Descents with ATC COMS - Video

Had never done an emergency descent with banking as a tool. *It was
suggested to me to try this with a 90 degree bank.

Very interesting experience as it really works and works quickly! *I
tried 2 without banking and 2 with banking of which the video contains
one of each.

Video contains both outside and instrumentation views but the
instrumentation view unfortunately wasn't as good as I hoped. *Camera
power saving feature shut the camera off and I lost my zoom setting.

Comments here or on the video most appreciated on helping me improve
the technique as this was my first time doing this

A forward slip will bring you down pretty quickly with our the bank forces.

Absolutely agree. It appears that I did leave one very important
detail in my original post that warrants clearing up. I was
practicing this for traffic avoidance (head on) thus me at cruise and
sharp bank to the right.

Regards, Ross
C-172F 180HP

My days may be waning too..... By word of mouth, not listed anywhere,
putting my plane on the market. I can't justify the cost of
maintenance to my 100 hours a year flying, it's been that bad a year
in the maintenance department (airframe repairs - I.E. corrosion are