First a giggle, then a guffaw emanated from the front seat of the PA12 as Angela did the maneuver for the first time. She followed it with the same…
"If this were a forum the comments column would go for twenty or thirty pages and grow steadily! The “Cheeto-eating Trolls” would be pounding their keyboards like crazy, with beads of sweat pouring off their brows as quickly as the insults flow from their computers. "
"Interestingly enough, I find that the maneuver I practice the least is the landing in a turn followed by slaloms".
" Isn’t that interesting? Those concerned with safety, have no knowledge of safe operations!"
"For example, I realized that pilots had, for years, been using a rather goofy knot to tie their airplanes down. "
"He chose to put the J-3 Cub up on one wheel and run the length of the runway like that. I’d never seen that before. Then I wondered why everyone couldn’t do that. That was the question."
"the next time you hear me say, “I just don’t see how anyone could do something so stupid”, prepare for me to do something really stupid!"
"When Dwight got out and told me to take it around about three times, I was flushed with the thrill of the first solo.:
"They are also taught that, contrary to what is often taught at “Acme”, it’s not the angle of bank that causes stall speed to increase, but the “G” force required to maintain the climb during that turn. Relax the back pressure and the “G” force goes away, thus eliminating the reason to “never make steep turns close to the ground”.
"The starling was dead, but that wasn’t what made it the amazing metaphor that it would be for the rest of my life."