"By the way, since this article was written, my pall Jamie Klaes has not only become a flight instructor, but she is now in charge of a program to teach indigenous kids from villages all over Alaska to fly. A better person could not have been found".
Written in July, 2019 All of us who fly are indebted to our flight instructors. There are good ones and not so good ones. But they guide their students…
"...Why do you suppose that Acme Grads land the way they do? They make high, wide downwinds, then keep the power in and the flaps down while they fly a huge pattern that ends at some point on the runway. "
"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!”
"You would be amazed at how many rated pilots have NEVER landed on dirt or grass."
“Have you noticed,” he said, “that all my hobbies require the wearing of a helmet?”
"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. "
"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!"
"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”.
"Are you going to wear your pilot hat or your teacher hat? "