Went flying again today, very good visibility and clear skies.
Took off runway 33, left downwind departure to the southeast to the training area under GOLDA. Climbed to 2000, then 3500 with the foggles and made some turns. Warmed up with slow flight clean and then dirtied up for a power-off stall, then transitioned right into a power-on stall. Power-on stalls are WEIRD, but I eventually got the hang of them after about four tries. Power-off stalls are easy. Either way, power or no power, it is physically difficult to make this airplane stall, haha. Then did some steep turns, nailed them pretty well because my dad drilled them with me in the past. My maneuvers were within standards today! I’m happy about that because this is the first time practicing them because conditions have been MVFR up until today. Cruised back home very leisurely. God, it is so nice to just sit back and fly the airplane in a straight line after nothing but pattern work and maneuvers. Made four landings I think, first was hard, second needed a little more rudder, third was a nice no flaps, and fourth was normal but I think I arrested a float. I don’t know, maybe there were more. It was a nice lesson!
EDIT: So hard to look sexy while flying a 172