“I entered the pattern and then was in key positon and instead of applying carb heat in the little Cessna 150, I pulled the throttle and cut the power! Whoops!”
That brings back old memories. I think it was my first solo when I did the same thing, but with no instructor to catch it. Training kicked in, though—immediately start lining up for a no-power approach, then do the left-to-right scan from switches to throttle quadrant, see the problem, apply power, add carb heat, clear airspace above the high-wing plane, and return to a normal pattern. No more than 5 seconds from beginning to end, and a great lesson in the value of drilling.
Sometimes I miss flying.
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