Originally Posted by Webb
Why not do an overhead approach? Or maybe practice an emergency circle to land and try to nail it with power off.
I would do overhead approaches in formation with -6s -7s -8s and Swifts. It would require, at times full forward slips to bleed energy and fit in with the rest of the formation.
It was not a problem, just something that had to be done. In the end, it gave me so much confidence in the aircraft that full slipping approaches became a go-to procedure in many situations. The giant airbrake is the fuselage. You've paid for it, it's no extra weight, and it's lots of fun to deploy!