Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:50 pm
You can see the nose dip, so he's braking but the deceleration looks insignificant.
I wonder if braking was compromised.
They try to keep the surfaces clear at Courchevel but it may have not been the case.
In something like a Robin or Cessna 182 the normal op's will mean you need power to complete the climb up the slope.
That'll change as the weigh and energy increases with airframes but I'd have thought a PA46 would be fine if handled well.
I wouldn't have thought there would be a big margin though. Perhaps a combination of a little of each of tail wind, high and hot? Wouldn't need too much of each if there was an element of each.
All the time the fan up front
is running I should be able
to keep my cool.