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More on G and the Envelope

Yesterday, in G-Loads and the Envelope, I explained the basics of the Vgn diagram and the limits of the operational categories. Today we’ll discuss more about what it means to operate within the envelope. First, its all about what the wing … Continue reading

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G-Loads and the Envelope

When I learned how to fly in 1971, I was a kid who really did not know much about anything, but thought I knew everything.  When it came to airplanes and flying, I knew even less than I realized.  When … 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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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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The Front Side and the Backside!

One of the more complex concepts for students or inexperienced pilots to grasp involves flying on the “front side” or the “backside” of the power curve.  On the front side, everything seems to be working normally while on the backside, … Continue reading

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Teaching Speed – The Basics

Yesterday, I wrote about the extremes – flying high or low, fast or slow.  I like the extremes and feel as if the heart of the envelope could be, well, somewhat boring from the standpoint of flying.  The main thing … Continue reading

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