Lesson 29
9 February
1.5 hours

15 landings is what Adam wrote in my logbook today.

None of them was really a bad landing ("Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.") and most were reasonably good.

I finally caught on to the optimum pattern distance from the runway.  It's the distance that will allow you to land if the engine quits.  I think that should work on all legs except base and the far ends of downwind and final.  This became clear to me when one time on downwind, abeam the middle of the runway, Adam directed me to throttle back to idle and land.  I made sort of a rounded turn to the runway, instead of squared base and final legs, but otherwise got down okay.

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