On a more serious note…

Tips to Avoid Loss of Control

  • Learn what a realistic upset looks like.
  • Keep in mind that true upsets are unexpected events.
  • Remember, in an upset, the first step to recovery is usually reducing the angle of attack.
  • Check out schools that offer Upset Recovery Training in addition to aerobatics.
  • Join a type club for the make and model of the airplane you fly.
  • Subscribe to the FAA’s FAASTeam page to learn of training opportunities in your area.
  • Bring along a friend when you attend a FAASTeam event.
  • Invite another pilot to sit in the back seat during your next training flight and debrief afterwards.

Source: August 2021 Flyingmag.com

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Happiness is as a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.~Hawthorne