Just a few questions here:
1) What is the point of setting the radio to 121.50 then off when shutting down the aircraft? I was thinking maybe something to do with the ELT, but still not sure! I always end up changing the frequency to ATIS a few seconds after turning the radios on.
2) What is the function of the Suction Guage? There are the numbers 4-5-6 on it, yet I have no clue what it is for!
Two questions I had and probably need the answer to before I solo, which is coming up REAL soon
BTW: This is on a Cessna 172 for those of you who were wondering.
And here is a third question!
3) Why are spins and spiral dives not included in training programs in the United States? Who knows, this might have saved JFK Jr.'s life if he had known what his plane was doing. My theory is his plane ended up into a turn without him knowing (in the dark) and he thought he was decending. To 'correct' this, he pulled back and ended himself up in a spiral.
Off topic, today I experienced the total terror/thrill of Instrument flying with the 'hood' on. To make thing even better/worse, we were going through a lot of thermals and bumps along the way. So I really had to go fast when doing my radial scan of the guages Everything kept rising, falling, spinning and every other possible movement! Gotta get that medical done so I can solo
Take care all,
Thanks in advance,