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Air Dancing II

The subject of yesterday’s blog was unique.  The things the human mind can come up with to entertain itself amaze me.  Even more amazing is the control the human mind has over the physical body.  The cliché about being able … Continue reading

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Air Dancing

For those of us who fly, we know our ability to fly is predicated on mathematics and air.  In other words, to fly you must have lift and to generate lift, you have to have a lot of air pressure.  … Continue reading

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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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Low and Slow

Nothing is better and more fun than flying low and slow across the country.  Particularly in an airplane with an engine that turns at a low rpm in cruise.  It gives an all new meaning to the term “cross-county.”  Hit … Continue reading

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