3Dreaming wrote:Andy, I was right over the airport. I had climbed up to 5 or 6000 before shutting the engine down. I circled around playing in the lift on clear fall afternoon. When I was 2000 AGL I put the nose down to restart, knowing if it didn't I still had 1000 feet to set up for landing.
I wasn't being critical, I'm sure you were safe with the Taylorcraft. I was just saying in the 912-powered airplane I fly, I'd hesitate to burn up a bunch of useful altitude for the vague *possibility* of a windmill restart that is in no way guaranteed. I'd rather have the extra time and glide in that circumstance. Unless I was right over the airport like you were!