Aviation Photo #1771404 Cessna 172N - Untitled

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On short final to Runway 21 after a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon flying around Los Angeles. Here we can see the skills of an excellent Pilot & fellow A.net photographer, my good friend Peter Spence at the controls. Thanks for the flight!
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    Diego Mancilla
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    Cessna 172N
    Cessna 172 Skyhawk/Cutlass/Hawk XP (T-41/Mescalero)
    Cessna 172 Skyhawk/Cutlass/Hawk XP (T-41/Mescalero)
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    17267932
    N172EP
    Santa Monica - Municipal
    California
    USA
    August 22, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Almost exactly like the C172N I fly except the one I fly has the Garmin 496 as well as the 430. great plane to fly. (N733VR)
Anonymous
7 years ago
To the comment below: fantastic instrument reading! To clarify, this approach was done intentionally to create the photo op. We asked for a short approach, came in high and then dove for the numbers. That's what enabled this shot; otherwise, it would have been an average approach photo. You are correct in your comment, definitely not a great Pilot if flying like that all the time! However, the circumstance is not the norm. I though you should know that after such a fine critique of it. Cheers!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That's a pretty nice cockpit for a 172N
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was going to echo the comments of the first poster on here, the unstable approach was the first thing I noticed, but after reading the explanation it makes much more sense. A typical 172 approach is nothing short of benign, so I can see the need to liven it up a bit. The equipment isn't too shabby, either, although I'll take the G1000 over the 430 any day. ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's called a "forward slip" for those who may wonder ... look it up if you aren't aware. The ball is just where it's supposed to be & a perfect maneuver for dropping altitude fast & creating this awesome photo! Well done!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I've actually flown this one, Justice has great rates for LA - glad to see a plane I've actually flown on a.net for once!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is how I fly approaches all the time :).

Thumbs down on the G1000 comment, it might look nice but I will take old-school instruments any day of the week (when flying general aviation). Added with the 430 for the airspace boundries and you feel great.
Anonymous
7 years ago
172EP is a good bird! Props to Justice and KSMO from the lines guys across the way at Atlantic! 5* for a great photo too.
Anonymous
7 years ago
If he were really a good pilot, he'd be inverted :P
Anonymous
7 years ago
Agree, hands down for the G1000 comment!!! Old school.. that's how you gotta fly!!!

Buena foto Diego!! Vámos por más!!

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