> > The T-57 (?) engines in the A-37 were a vast improvement
> > over the original Continental centrifugal compressor engine
> > of the T-37 trainer. That engine was awful. You advanced
> > the throttle and waited as the shear weight of the cast
> > compressor disk took forever to rev up. You had to think
> > well ahead.
> Sounds like the Jet Provost Mk3 that I did my basic training on.
> From idle it could take something like 13 seconds to wind up to
> full power. It was best to keep the power up on finals in case
> of the need to go around . . .
Yes, you needed to be fully aware of your landing just in case, especially
in bad crosswinds. After a while I just ignored the "wing low" crosswind
technique that the instructors insisted on and instead used the "crab"
technique that I had learned earlier. Stuck with that with the C-130's later.
Some did not care for the last moment rudder kick prior to touchdown.
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