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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. ” […]

#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. ” […]

#193 Why Landings?

“Lately, I’ve changed the way in which we do multiples. Now, we conduct the first landing as a Wheelie on the left side of the center line. Then we power up, get back in the air and slide over to the right side with an alternating side slip. The heading never changes.” […]

No. 189, which is actually “No 2. Swoop, Sink and Plant (The Wheel Landing)”

“If you run into someone who says “I only do three points”, or “Wheel landings are just too fast”, run as fast as you can and disregard everything that person has ever told you. Why? Because in my opinion they have their head firmly lodged in their nether regions. ” […]

#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.” […]

#184 Liberty

“We still have too many pilots who’ve drunk the Kool-Aid of government control.” […]

#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”!).” […]

#181 Situational awareness, expanded

“..don’t you think that perhaps that situational awareness ought to extend to how our actions are affecting someone else? ” […]