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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? ” […]

#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 […]

# 179 Dreams

“I was reminded of the time that I dreamt that the government decided to conduct a test concerning the ability of a bunch of dirt bag beater pilots to fly an advanced fighter like the F4.” […]

#178 By Myself

“I’ll let you know if I ever perfect this maneuver and what I’ve decided to call it! ” […]

# 177 Misconceptions

“A stall results in a spin” is one of the most popular aviation misconceptions. […]

#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.” […]

#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!” […]