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2012-09-28 13:05
Plane Stability - Plane Performance and Throttle Settings What is your plane stability after you trim for a particular speed? A plane, with perfect stability, will maintain that speed wheth… Read More
2012-09-26 13:39
A "Hunting" Tendency Stability - static and/or dynamic. In the real world most planes have a tendency to hunt. If you let go of your planes controls it won't fly at a constant speed. I… Read More
2012-09-25 12:48
Tail of an Airplane The tail of an airplane is arranged to resist the diving tendency of a plane. It is not meant to hold the lighter end of an airplane up in the air while in flight… Read More
2012-09-19 12:55
Navigation - Which is Better -Slow Plane or Fast Plane  Remember, a large plane and a slow both drift with the wind in straight and level flight.  Speed does make a difference in… Read More
2012-09-18 15:09
Illustration of Figure of Eight in Flight Training - Wind In pilot training an instructor had you practice figures of eights over a conspicuous object on the ground. Some times this was inc… Read More
2012-09-17 14:19
Downwind Landings Straight downwind landings by mistake. Pilot fatigue leads to flight errors. Misread wind indicators or tower instructions.  (more serious) Landing downwind, wh… Read More
2012-09-15 14:35
Wind Drift and Crabbing Crabbing in straight and level flight for the initiated. Good example to use, with ground reference, is a N-S highway. The wind is out of the West at 20 MPH… Read More
2012-09-14 18:16
Wind Drift The three keys of understanding "drift" from a pilots point of view are: Air is a soup Motion is relative You are "in" the air Air is a soup. In physics there exist thr… Read More
2012-09-09 15:27
Taxiways - Lost and Found First, a taxiway is a communication path on an airport connecting runways with ramps, hangers, terminals and repair facilities. Larger airports the taxiways are… Read More

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