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# 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? ” […]

#183 A Visit to the Groundloop Saloon

“As a teacher of flying, I found that on those occasions when I sought to overpower a student on the controls, I was always pushing. I was always trying to get the nose down. Was it only me, who had taken up the cause of lower angle of attack? ” […]

#182 The Influence of One Elephant

“Some people will lose because of this decision on my part, but it’s my hope that thousands will benefit (Hey, I said it was “my hope”!).” […]

# 177 Misconceptions

“A stall results in a spin” is one of the most popular aviation misconceptions. […]

#173 “Yer scarin’ me, Man!”

“As my pal Jerry so often has said, “If you’ve got flaps down AND are adding power, you’ve made a mistake.” […]

#172 The Dreaded Bounce

“Cue the villagers with their pitchforks and torches because I think that solution sucks.” […]

#170 Bump on a Log

“Sometimes the best thing a CFI can do is nothing. Sometimes he has to just sit there and let the student practice or to simply see how he performs a particular action without any input from the instructor.” […]

#169 Creeping Pitch

“…as a teacher of flying, I have seen something that terrifies the crap out of me and which threatens the whole of aviation, especially that of all Acme trained flyers. Hah! I’ll bet I have your attention NOW!” […]

#166 Nosepicker Control

I once had an airline captain who, when asked to get right on someone’s butt on final, said, “Gee, I always wanted to do this, but can’t get away with it on the job!” […]