Hopefully we’ll see some sunshine this weekend and the sky’s will be alive with the sound of music — the music of aircraft engines that is… Keep Alert and Watch for Traffic.
“A plane is as able to fly itself about as much as the modern operating room can perform an operation by itself.” So says Patrick Smith in his excellent website: “Ask the Pilot.”
“I am not against the advance of technology. I’m against foolish extrapolations of it.”
To read his answer to the age-old question – do airplanes fly themselves? … or will they one day? Click Here…
Student Glider pilots learn an emergency return to land and have a specific altitude from which they will execute this maneuver. Most student pilots of powered aircraft never receive much instruction in this at all and are merely told “land straight ahead” if the engine quits after tatkeoff. But is there a better way? Check out this instructional video:
“How/Why do we lean the mixture?” In general aviation aircraft we fly it’s crucial that we properly understand how to lean the mixture. After all your performance charts in your Cessna or Piper POH etc are all based on the engine being properly leaned.
Flying magazine published their list of the 25 coolest aircraft. Did your favorite make the list?