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The Short Field Landing

Yesterday, I talked about the Miracle of Lift. Today, I will pass on some of the secrets of the short field landing. We’ll also discuss how the lift equation plays so importantly in “making the point.” One of the most … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Lift

In science writer-editor Jules Bergman’s book, Anyone Can Fly, he talks about asking a little boy why airplanes fly.  The child explains, in essence, that airplanes float on the air. I like that—because it is so simple—and almost true. When … Continue reading

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Landings

There are some things magical and mystical about coming back to earth after flying. I can still hear Charlie saying, “Any monkey can fly, you can train a monkey to takeoff and fly. The first astronauts were monkeys.  The person … Continue reading

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