Tag Archives: tailwinds

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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Headwinds and Tailwinds

We were at the Thomasville fly-in and the weather had been okay, not great, but just okay. There was a high overcast and it was cool for October. And it was windy. As we were getting ready for the return … Continue reading

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Headwinds

My wife and I spent a wonderful evening with friends Saturday evening and then had to drive home north along Interstate 95.  As we drove home steadily at 70 miles per hour, I looked up to my nine o’clock position … Continue reading

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