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#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 […]

#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.: […]

#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!” […]