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#223 Sometimes Ya Just Can’t Win

 

 

I once heard someone say that general aviation is the most regulated form of transportation that there is. I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s gotta be close. Those who have read my rants know that I believe that most regulations were created in order to regulate common sense. In other words, […]

#222 All my hobbies require a helmet

“Have you noticed,” he said, “that all my hobbies require the wearing of a helmet?” […]

#221 “Pueblo, Colorado

“The audience roared with laughter, and Tom was embarrassed to be so confused as to his location that weekend. When I heard about his Faux Pas, I was inspired and stole the bit for use in virtually every performance I did for years afterward.” […]

#220 What’s the Difference?

“Most flight instructors are building time while they lust after that airline job. When it is finally in their grasp, they haul ass, leaving all their students to find another flight instructor, who is also lusting after that airline job!” […]

#219 Ground Loops (Gulp!)

“let’s not forget that some of us will revert to the actions of a guy who is driving a Soap Box Derby racer.” […]

#218 More Traditions

 

Written in July, 2018

 

 

In a recent article in the Tailwheeler’s journal, I described with my tongue just a little bit in my cheek, how I’d established a new tradition, that of a CFI peeing on the windsock pole when a student solos. Well, it may be that sometimes I […]

#217 The Tailwheel Drag

“Like the Dutch Touch, The Tailwheel Drag is incredibly difficult. But mastery of it will create a pilot who is truly the master of the plane. And isn’t that what we’d all like to be?” […]

#216 The Dutch Touch

“If I DO suggest that you try it, it’s because I think you’re a pretty damned good stick. There! I just insulted well over half of my students. Oh, well, I was gonna quit teaching anyway!” […]

#215 Lurking

What comes to your mind when you think of the word, “Lurking”? Probably a burglar, lurking in the shadows, or someone generally up to no good. Skydivers use the term to describe a freefall relative worker, hanging outside a formation, ready to swoop in and close. From time to time, I’ve had a reason to […]

#214 Angela and the Flat Turn

 

First a giggle, then a guffaw emanated from the front seat of the PA12 as Angela did the maneuver for the first time. She followed it with the same maneuver in the opposite direction with the same result… gales of laughter and delight at what the little Cub could do. What was the maneuver […]