"He was carrying power, even though he was too high. But we’re used to seeing that. After all, that’s how Acme trains. As he approached short final, we called to THAT unhearing pilot, “Go around, go around!”
Larry Lansburgh A few hours of stick time in a glider can give you a deeper knowledge of the environment in which you fly—knowledge that many airplane…
"You would be amazed at how many rated pilots have NEVER landed on dirt or grass."
“Coast Guard Air Station, San Fran, this is Helo one three eight six. Mayday, mayday, mayday. We’ve had a bird strike. The pilot is unconscious."
" I’m not always correct, but I do find that I’m often pushing when my students are pulling. "
"...perhaps it was the snap roll that did it. Whatever it was, the sudden force on the crank shaft caused it to break and the propeller to depart from the rest of the airplane."
"Most flight instructors are building time while they lust after that airline job. When it is finally in their grasp, they haul ass, leaving all their students to find another flight instructor, who is also lusting after that airline job!"
"Like the Dutch Touch, The Tailwheel Drag is incredibly difficult. But mastery of it will create a pilot who is truly the master of the plane. And isn’t that what we’d all like to be?"
"If I DO suggest that you try it, it’s because I think you’re a pretty damned good stick. There! I just insulted well over half of my students. Oh, well, I was gonna quit teaching anyway!"
What comes to your mind when you think of the word, “Lurking”? Probably a burglar, lurking in the shadows, or someone generally up to no good. Skydivers use the term…