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#232 The Go-Around

“He was carrying power, even though he was too high. But we’re used to seeing that. After all, that’s how Acme trains. As he approached short final, we called to THAT unhearing pilot, “Go around, go around!” […]

#229 The Dirt Runway

“You would be amazed at how many rated pilots have NEVER landed on dirt or grass.” […]

#222 All my hobbies require a helmet

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

#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. ” […]

#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!” […]

#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”. […]

#197  “A Teacher of Flying”

“Are you going to wear your pilot hat or your teacher hat? ” […]

No. 189, which is actually “No 2. Swoop, Sink and Plant (The Wheel Landing)”

“If you run into someone who says “I only do three points”, or “Wheel landings are just too fast”, run as fast as you can and disregard everything that person has ever told you. Why? Because in my opinion they have their head firmly lodged in their nether regions. ” […]

# 188 The Window

” in my opinion, approach speed has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the landing (hear that sound? That’s the sound of bags of Cheetos being dropped as the trolls leap to their keyboards)” […]

#185 I think we may be going the wrong way!

“Have we become such pansies that we are trying to eliminate EVERY possible hazard? ” […]