ViperPilot wrote:If you listen to LiveATC.net, especially for a smaller airport, you can hear ATC use visual references for pilots flying, entering and exiting the VFR pattern. When I listen to Centennial ATC (KAPA) they regularly make references like, "Call your turn to final over Lincoln Ave.", or "Report over the North shore of Cherry Creek Reservoir".
A 45 degree bank to the left in a Cessna 150 only offers a view of the underside of the wing
Brett_Henderson wrote:A 45 degree bank to the left in a Cessna 150 only offers a view of the underside of the wing
A 45-degree bank in a C152 @ pattern altitude = "death by accelerated stall"
Even at 5,000agl.. steep turn with flaps deployed is dangerous... let alone at 1,000agl near approach speed.
Try cutting that bank-angle in half.. 20-25 degrees of coordinated bank will yield a standard-rate-turn, and leave you some room for error, iffin' the wind shifts a bit... and reduce the time where you're blind to the runway.
WPadgett wrote:"A 45 degree bank to the left in a Cessna 150 only offers a view of the underside of the wing, Pitot tube and wing strut, out of the left window, and a wondrous clear view of Heaven out of the right window, whilst out of the front window is the journey to; "somewhere else""
So, as I understand it, what you want is an unobstructed view of the runway during turns.
Piece 'O cake.
In 'Cockpit' view, press W one time which will leave the flight instruments along the bottom of the view. Views in this mode are not obstructed by aircraft parts. During your turn you can cycle between your preferred cockpit view and the 'Cockpit (W)' view to get a clear view of the runway until it becomes visible in your preferred view.
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