> On 12 Jul 2005, at 19:03, Paul Jakma wrote:
>>> With no training, maybe. But even the control aspects of landing you
>> can learn relatively quickly (maybe not /well/). Certainly learning
>> enough to land badly (maybe damaging aeroplane) but with a pretty good
>> chance of walking away can be achieved very quickly.
>> Yes, but you agree that SOME training is needed. I had a spin in a
> light plane recently, for the first time ever. I am familiar with the
> principles, and I used fly hanggliders, so the instructor was quite
> happy to let me take off. You may be damn sure that he landed though.
Actually I was flying in Florida last year, and most of the group I went
with were aloud to land on the first lesson. We were doing touch and runs
on the second. Aparently the planes, Piper Warriors, are pretty robust.
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