Art of the Turn

Friends- This one is important. This one, you have to read. This one can save your life. Ever since people began keeping records, one third of the fatal aviation accidents have been caused by aircraft stalling and spinning into the ground when the pilot tried to make his last turn or two to line up with the runway. I’m not just talking about gliders. I’m not just talking about small personal aircraft. I’m not just talking about US pilots, or last year’s accidents. I’m talking about a statistic that hasn’t changed in 100 years, regardless of education programs and training requirements.

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GoPro Cameras are COOL

My wonderful wife gave me a GoPro camera for my birthday a couple of years ago. For those of you who haven’t seen one, this is a very small digital camera that is easy to use. It has a fixed focal length fish-eye lens and can record pictures or movies. It comes with a watertight … Read more


[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””] Preflight inspection should include full-deflection Positive Control Checks of all control surfaces.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””] Pre-takeoff checks should include an inspection of the tow rope condition and links[/ezcol_1half_end] CRITICAL ASSEMBLY CHECK (CAC) – A CAC is a control connection check plus an assembly verification, confirming that all required assembly components … Read more