Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty
Visit the shop

#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. ” […]

 #203, “S” Turns

“Acme strikes again when they teach never to make steep turns close to the ground!” […]

#202 Builders and Flyers

“In fact, I’m not sure, but I’ll bet that virtually every member of the “Geezer Patrol” belongs to the EAA!” […]

#201 What if…?

“An aircraft on takeoff is at its most vulnerable. If there is safety in altitude, there is no safety on takoff because there is no altitude! If there is also safety in airspeed, there is little of of that as well as the takeoff begins!” […]

#200 The Irrigation Pivot

“Years ago, my wish came true. I was flying with a primary student and I spotted a big irrigation pivot that had been freshly mowed.” […]