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#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? ” […]

#176 Zimmo and Snivvely

“Finally, Snivvely took a mighty swipe at one jiggling wire and his claw managed to snag Zimmo right in the lip.” […]

#172 The Dreaded Bounce

“Cue the villagers with their pitchforks and torches because I think that solution sucks.” […]

#160 Why Landings?

“As I’ve pointed out in “Brian’s Flying Book”, a flyer is already more efficient by simply using the Tailwheel Town pattern.” […]

#158 Shoes

” The reason given for shoeless flight is usually the same. The shoeless fliers claim that their feet are then more sensitive to rudder pedals and brake. Although they may be right, I don’t think they are right enough to cancel the lack of safety. So I usually say to them, “Get over it”.” […]

#157 What’s the difference?

This may be the most important article I ever write, considering that it deals with the difference between “The Tailwheel Town Way” and “The Acme Way”. I believe that at least 90 % of all flight training is done the “Acme” way. In fact, it’s probably true that almost all flight schools are “Acme”. Occasionally, […]

#153 Oh I’m sorry, Sir!

“Tom, realizing that time was wasting, told the cop that he didn’t have time for all this badge foolishness. He took off. ” […]

#152 Responsibility

“He accepted full responsibility, offering absolutely no excuse for the incident. I thought he was a class act.” […]