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Takeoffs and Climbs

Yesterday I touched on the theory of the different kinds of climbs.  I discussed the best-rate of climb (Vy) and the best-angle of climb (Vx).  Today, let’s talk about how we use the appropriate climb speed for given situations. Most … Continue reading

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The Art of Climbing

Getting to altitude involves more than crawling into an airplane, starting the engine, and pointing the nose up.  Pilots must consider many aspects factoring into the initial climb and the following ascent to cruise altitude.  Some of these include the … Continue reading

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