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Where Were You on September 11, 2001?

Where Were You on September 11, 2001? A few days ago, I watched a television program on the events of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country.  This was a horrible attack on the people of the United…
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How Not to Clean an Airplane

How Not to Clean an Airplane   I woke up this morning thinking about a friend of mine that was flying along a river at low altitude.  He was not the pilot of the aircraft, but I believe that he…
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Forward Sweeping Wings

Our light sport airplane, AeroTrek A240, has a 2° forward sweeping wings.  While learning more about our aircraft design, advantages and disadvantages, it became important to understand some of its design features of a forward swept wing. The forward swept…
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To Windy To Fly

The last couple of weeks in Ohio we have seen steady state winds of 30 knots with gusts over 40.  The strong winds continued into the evening hours,  many of us had been hoping they would drop down to the…
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Aeronautical Decision Making

Aeronautical Decision Making   The airline industry, wanting to reduce accidents, developed the first training programs based on improving Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM). Crew resource management (CRM) training for flight crews is focused on the use of all available resources:…
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Descent Planning

 Descent Planning   Descent planning is one of the subject areas that is lacking in flight training or to say it another way, when to start down from altitude for your destination.  There are many reasons why determining when to…
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SAFETY PILOT: ONLY USING THE HAMMER TO TRAIN?

SAFETY PILOT: ONLY USING THE HAMMER TO TRAIN? MAYBE THERE’S A BETTER TOOL By Bruce Landsberg There’s a consensus that much of the flight training system is broken, and has been for decades. It takes too long, costs too much,…
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