> Kay, the technique you were explaining about how to arrest your sink rate while over a runway, and then arrest it again, and again untill your main gear tires contact the pavement (just above stalling speed) was called "checking back" by a former CFI of mine.
> FlightSimFreak, I'm the one who first mentioned that I was trained to dump 20 degress of flaps while starting my turn onto base leg. I've flown with over ten CFI's in Cessna 150/152's (some got hired by an airline and disapeared, some were onboard for checkrides, and some I fired), and not one of them ever told me to NOT extend my flaps while turning onto base. I was trained to quickly look at my flaps while they were extending though, to make sure they were working correctly.
I believe that if it makes you feel better to wait untill you're established on base leg with your wings level before extending your flaps...then by all means fly that way.
The most important thing is to watch your AIRSPEED and FLY the airplane.