AO: Bad Clown - Tuesday

When: 09/08/2020


Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names: BP 20, Condenser, Goob, SnapShot, Stagecoach,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Jake (from State Farm)

QIC: Steel

The BackBlast:

SRQ  AWOS  ( automated weather observing system)

Wind  090 at 05

Visibility  10

Sky  clear Temp 24c

Dew Point23c

Density Alt  1200


At 5;15 there was no Q in sight so I finally stepped up.  Started out with the usual warmup including SSH, Imperial walkers, Morrocan night clubs, and a mosey that included high knees and butt kickers.  We all met at the base of the tower where I advised everyone that this was there lucky day, they were getting a flight lesson and the best part, it was free.  The plan:  We would fly 4 circuits in the airport traffic pattern which consist of 4 legs.     Upwind( takeoff and final landing approach) Crosswind, Downwind, Base and Final.  The pattern would emulate a standard traffic pattern consisting of left turns around the tower.  After a brief description of each leg or maneuver we completed an exercise and moved on.

1st  circuit

Takeoff, maximum effort to gain alt. as quickly as possible     10 burpees

Crosswind, continue the climb   20 mountain climbers

Downwind , the downwind leg was used to practice flight maneuvers which is normally not done in the traffic pattern but no one was watching ,  Climbs and descents      15 incline and 15 decline merkins

Base,  Slow down and begin descent   30 overhead claps

Final, Get low and slow for landing, lots of groans on this one, 50 yard army crawl

2nd circuit

Takeoff, 10 burpees

Crosswind,  16 get ups

Downwind, Slow fight  bear crawl

Base, 20 morrocan night cubs

Final,  we encountered the dreaded crosswind, used the crab method   50 yard crab walk

We messed up the landing due to the crosswind so we had to do a go around (jail break)

3rd Circuit

Takeoff, the usuall beloved 10 burpees

Crosswind, jump squats

Down wind, turns  30 American Hammers and 20 side step ground touches

Base,  30 overhead claps

Final, again being confronted with a crosswind we used the side slip method,  20 plank walks

Circuit 4

Takeoff, the crosswind was still pretty stiff so we had to use ailerons to bank into the wind and opposite rudder to keep us aligned with the runway which caused us to liftoff one wheel before the other,  10 one leg burpees

Cross wind, 20 shoulder taps

Downwind,  The often feared aerodynamic stall, Increasing the angle of attack until the wing can no longer produce lift,  25 bottom half squat, see, nothing to be scared of

Base  20 morrocan night clubs

Final,  Short field approach,  slow the aircraft down as much as possible which requires the addition of power (backside of the power curve)  Touchdown and apply brakes.  the only thing I could come up with was 50 LBCs and we fished of with a perfect landing and a trip up the tower for the FNG Philip who acquired his new name Jake ( from State Farm), welcome Jake!  My VQ came a little sooner than expected but it all work out, Thanks for the opportunity!


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