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#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!” […]

#199 “Shock Cooling”

“What I find fascinating is that those whose opinions I respect seem to be on different sides of this issue.” […]

#198 Shaking Hands

“I also experiment to see how much rudder is required to compensate for left yawing tendency (that’s “left-turning tendency” for you Acme fliers) in climbing flight.” […]

#196 Fly Like an Airline Pilot

““Get on his ass”, I coached the pilot with me. “That way you can turn inside him when we are on the go because he will be climbing straight out. ” […]

#195 One More Rant about the Radio

“I guess I’m one of those guys who believes that “Bernoulli makes airplanes fly, not Marconi”. […]