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The Aeronca Champ

The Aeronca Champ is one of the most classic of airplanes from the 1940s. As with most of the old airplanes from that era, the Champ was able to fly based on a very fine balance between large wing area … Continue reading

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Dave, You’re Working Too Hard!

I read with interest the insights learned by an Australian friend, Dave, a middle-aged (as he refers to himself) young person as he is learning how to fly. For his insight #13, he wrote, “Watch the airspeed on late finals! I … Continue reading

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The Soft Field Landing

Yesterday, I gave my insights to the short field landing; today it is time to discuss the soft field landing. Again, as with the short field landing, many pilots today have little or no experience on actual soft fields. It … Continue reading

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Any Attitude, Any Airspeed

I am sure you have heard old flight instructors or pilots say, “An airplane can stall in any attitude or any airspeed.”  Come on, admit it.  You really didn’t believe them did you?  I mean, how is it possible an … Continue reading

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