I did some transition training with Alan today, using the yellow Sportsman from the factory. Alan demonstrated a “Box Canyon Turn” and I will say WOW. We were about 2500 AGL and did the turn with full flaps, full power, about 45+ knots, and close to a 60 degree bank angle. My unscientific measurement says that if you get into a canyon so tight you can’t get out doing that turn, you could throw a wiffle ball and hit either side.
Getting some dual from Alan was a treat also. I haven’t flown since ’08 and the Sportsman and Alan treated me very kindly.
Jack Tunnell – May 4, 2012