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#187 John Denver

“She was ready to meet her heartthrob and probably even had her hand out for a shake when she was told by the show controller that it was our turn.” […]

#186 Practice

“No matter what pilot operation you feel like improving, the chances are that you can practice it gradually.” […]

#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”!).” […]

#180 Tiedowns

 

Written October, 2016

By the title, you’d think that this was a story having to do with tying an airplane down. It’s not. Of course, if the airplane in question HAD been tied down, there would be no story! Parts of this story were featured in the Tailwheeler’s Journal article, “The World’s […]

#175 Pescadero

“The HH52 Helicopter we flew was a taildragger… maybe the handwriting was on the wall for me!” […]

#174 Snatch Force

“One such subject is that of snatch force and the way it affects acceleration or “G’s. How many times have I advised, “Don’t snatch”? Maybe not as many times as I’ve said, “Get the nose down”, but a lot!” […]

#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.” […]

#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!” […]