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#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.” […]

#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!” […]

#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. ” […]

#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. ” […]

#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”. […]

#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!” […]