My first flight in Wisconsin today. We fly in a Piper Archer II
which is very similar to the Piper Warrior I started training with. A few items were in different locations, and the plane handled just a little different. However it didn't take long before I felt like I had as much control as I had in the Warrior.
The flight was a basic run just to get the instructor and I introduced, and made from some good practice. We flew in a square pattern around a field—only there wasn't any wind so I didn't have to correct for a crosswind on any of the legs. We then flew to Brodhead where we did two approaches over runway 15. Then it was back to Janesville for a touch-and-go. The tower had us do a right approach and come in on runway 22. We did one touch-and-go then got back into the pattern, and came in for landing.
I found when piloting the Archer I had a hard time getting it to descend—it just wanted to keep at altitude or climb. I also found the flaps really caused the airplane to climb. Any time I added a notch of flaps I had to push the nose down hard while adjusting the trim. Good to know the airplane likes to stay in the air, but I have to work on getting it to land ;)