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#213 “Flap Usage

“If this were a forum the comments column would go for twenty or thirty pages and grow steadily! The “Cheeto-eating Trolls” would be pounding their keyboards like crazy, with beads of sweat pouring off their brows as quickly as the insults flow from their computers. ” […]

#212 The Power of Practice

“Interestingly enough, I find that the maneuver I practice the least is the landing in a turn followed by slaloms”. […]

#211 An Old Rule

” Isn’t that interesting? Those concerned with safety, have no knowledge of safe operations!” […]

#210 What’s in a Name?

“For example, I realized that pilots had, for years, been using a rather goofy knot to tie their airplanes down. ” […]

#209 One of a Kind

“He chose to put the J-3 Cub up on one wheel and run the length of the runway like that. I’d never seen that before. Then I wondered why everyone couldn’t do that. That was the question.” […]

#208 “I don’t see how anyone could do that!”

“the next time you hear me say, “I just don’t see how anyone could do something so stupid”, prepare for me to do something really stupid!” […]

#207 “When the Cat’s Away”

“When Dwight got out and told me to take it around about three times, I was flushed with the thrill of the first solo.: […]

#206 Engine Failure

“They are also taught that, contrary to what is often taught at “Acme”, it’s not the angle of bank that causes stall speed to increase, but the “G” force required to maintain the climb during that turn. Relax the back pressure and the “G” force goes away, thus eliminating the reason to “never make steep turns close to the ground”. […]

#205 Symbols

“The starling was dead, but that wasn’t what made it the amazing metaphor that it would be for the rest of my life.” […]

#204 The Day Janet Lansburgh Jumped off the Oakwood Avenue Bridge

“By the time she was ready to go, the whole damned neighborhood seemed to be there to watch. Mom carefully sidled over the rail, then leapt off. ” […]