Got the bug to go fly tonight. Something interesting. Well, that's normal, so far...
Went out and blasted off....into the hot summer haze and murk. VFR, but more like looking through chicken broth or cheap lemonade. Anywhere to fly looking horizontal was not looking like big fun. So what else to do???
Aha! I could see the ground straight down just fine.
So climb way on up to 400 feet agl, slow down, low power to cool the girl, full flaps, pull mixture, nose up through a couple of burbles at about 30 mph to stop the prop.... then nose over to about 55.... and oh so sweet a smooth, steep arc back to the strip.... headset off; felt nice to hear the tires slap the grass and then spin up.... I just had to go do that again.
Any other compulsive Cub drivers play like that? Just curious.
Oh, by the way, before this becomes a lightning rod for anybody who might get all atwitter about this... consider your thought and think "proficientcy training".