Unter Gemeine Geschwader Murmeltier XIII
- Mar 12, 2020
All kidding aside, thanks for that explanation. I was actually able to follow it.In multi engine training, it's a lesson where the instructor slows the airplane (on one engine) gradually until, at VMC, there is no longer enough rudder authority to overcome the yaw induced by asymmetric thrust. At that point the rudder is all the way to the floor, and the plane starts to roll opposite the rudder into the dead engine. This has to be accomplished gradually and with finesse, as an abrupt entry can result in an asymmetric stall and a spin entry, which can be difficult to recover from if allowed to wind up.
This is pretty stressful on the student, as he/she is a hostage, along for the ride, with no control. I found my students more stressed out about VMC after the demo than before, a factor likely to contribute to panic in a "for real" situation.
Consequently, we would do more repetitions, first with the student "following through" on the controls, then with the student flying and me coaching. Recovery can entail some rather abrupt attitude changes, especially in the case of a clumsy entry, as it would in a real life situation, so it's best if a student doesn't see it for the first time "for real".
"Power back, stuff that nose DOWN, no blue in your windshield! Stop the rotation! Now gently ease out of your dive."
Ready to try it?