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…
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…
"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."
"In fact, I’m not sure, but I’ll bet that virtually every member of the “Geezer Patrol” belongs to the EAA!"
"I also experiment to see how much rudder is required to compensate for left yawing tendency (that’s “left-turning tendency” for you Acme fliers) in climbing flight."
"Lately, I’ve changed the way in which we do multiples. Now, we conduct the first landing as a Wheelie on the left side of the center line. Then we power up, get back in the air and slide over to the right side with an alternating side slip. The heading never changes."
"As the balloon gained altitude I always became acutely aware of the height. In fact, I had this fear of the basket’s floor giving way. "
"In most cases, I choose to gain speed over altitude in the early stages of a takeoff. "
"If you run into someone who says "I only do three points", or "Wheel landings are just too fast", run as fast as you can and disregard everything that person has ever told you. Why? Because in my opinion they have their head firmly lodged in their nether regions. "