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Climb Speeds

Aircraft have different climbing speeds.  One is appropriate for getting the aircraft up to altitude as quickly as possible and the other is for gaining the most altitude in the least amount of lateral distance.  There is another speed, referred … Continue reading

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The Cessna 180

One of the best planes Cessna developed was the Cessna 180.  Powered by a 230 horsepower Continental engine, the 180 could carry four at speeds of about 135 knots.  At the same time, she could carry a load of luggage … Continue reading

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What Makes a Cessna 172 So Safe?

OK, so I was checking out the stats on the blog and I came across this search term. Someone had actually asked the question of Google or Bing or Yahoo, “What makes a Cessna 172 so safe?” What a great … Continue reading

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