"When I teach the “Lazy 8”, I find that many of my students fail to look at the shape of that imaginary half circle they are drawing above and below the horizon. But isn’t that where the maneuver gets its name? It should be the most important consideration in performing this maneuver."
" The wingwalker’s stand was ripped from the center section and the young woman was hurled like a ragdoll into the trees. Earl’s shoulder harness failed and his face became one with the instrument panel."
"...as an ag plane, it’s chances of crashing were excellent indeed. "
"While she craned her peepers to see the small flock of large birds, I was slowly gaining on her. That wasn’t going to last."
"If, like me, you fly a little low-horsepower beater, you may very well want to consider porpoising."
"As I taxied in to the resort’s tiedown area, there was a New Standard D-25 parked on the ramp, its little stool waiting to help passengers into the front cockpit. It was "Stanley". "
"For an aviator, staying in your comfort zone virtually guarantees that you will not become a better pilot. Keep on doing that long drawn out 45 degree entry to the downwind. Keep practicing the stabilized approach. Keep doing only what you know how to do. Don’t fly a sailplane, don’t go upside down and, above all, never simply try to fly with more precision. That way you will guarantee that you will never leave your comfort zone."
"With that innocuous statement, the flight instructor has just set his student back and doomed him to perhaps a lifetime of faulty flying technique."
" Now the average flight schools and the agencies that regulate them have become so candy-assed that spin training is rarely even offered anymore."
"I’ve always felt that the cure for this phenomenon was the correctly applied application of neutral rudder right before touchdown. I admit that it’s tricky and complicates the already complicated process of the crosswind landing."