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if I started my training in a 172 and moved to a cub at about 50 hours of flight time what kind of skills/preformance should I have? I just want a gauge to judge myself.

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  1. Nathan Parker on Sep 21, 2012

    I would expect that your takeoff and landings in the Cub would be disastrous; in the air, your coordination is probably inadequate and you tend to move the stick too abruptly. Your flight maneuvers are probably ok, but you find flight by reference to instruments impossible. 🙂

    If I’ve understood your question correctly.

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  2. John D. Collins on Sep 22, 2012

    If this is a plan, I would recommend that you delay switching to a cub until after you get your private pilot certificate. At 50 hours, you should be in the final stretch of your training. The cub will be fun and great experience, but I would get my tail wheel endorsement after my private.

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  3. Earl Kessler on Sep 30, 2012

    I agree with John. Continuity is broken when you add another element into this mix. I am working with a student learning in a 172 that insisted in flying the LSA on our line that is much more sensitive in control inputs. After an hour, he decided that he’s better off finishing his Private training and doing the transition when his skills are improved and not delay his progress on this tangent.

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