Dutch rolls. Try not to get sick or spin. ;)

C172 — N65835 — Santa Ana > (practice area) — Basics and Dutch Rolls — 1hrs

So why "Dutch roll" anyway?  Shit, I had to look it up. Apparently it has something to do with aeronautical engineer Jerome C. Hunsaker's reference to ice skating. But I believe it's connected with Geese...

I found it essential (and still do) to simply getting used to the plane...  Wiki says;  "Dutch roll is also the name (considered by professionals to be a misnomer) given to a coordination maneuver generally taught to student pilots to help them improve their "stick-and-rudder" technique. The aircraft is alternately rolled as much as 60 degrees left and right while rudder is applied to keep the nose of the aircraft pointed at a fixed point. More correctly, this is a rudder coordination practice exercise, to teach a student pilot how to correct for the effect known as adverse aileron yaw during roll inputs. This coordination technique is better referred to as "rolling on a heading", wherein the aircraft is rolled in such a way as to maintain an accurate heading without the nose moving from side-to-side (or yawing)."

However, if anyone remembers Amelia and Abigail, the twin geese from Aristocats, their theme song called "The Goose Steps High" really should be present any time one would practice Dutch Rolls. A must.