Sometimes we forget just how lucky we are to own an airplane. Having sold my Mustang a few months ago, I now remember. As you may recall, I have access to Larry King’s M2, but he took my airplane (okay, his airplane) on a round-the-world journey several months ago, and I am relegated to airline Read More
New Cowling System Introduced for the PC-12 American Aviation, Inc. and Edmo Distributors, Inc. recently announced a new ram air cowling system for the Pilatus PC-12 called Speed Cowl. The system received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate at the end of July. “Speed Cowl vastly improves ram air recovery to the turbine engine intake. This Read More
“If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.” – Bob Hoover Without a doubt, October is my favorite month of the year. Fall brings the change of colors, crisp temperatures, the smell of burning leaves, the sound of migrating geese and the holiday of horrors: Halloween. Read More
Recognize and Recover: Proficiency in airmanship maneuvers is key to avoiding the dreaded stall/spin.
Recognize and recover. That’s a phrase my first flight instructor taught me, and it’s a tool I’ve used ever since. He used it to impress upon me how important it was to hear, feel and understand (recognize) an impending stall and anticipate my response using pitch and power to recover. The ability to recognize and Read More
I am standing well away from the operations area of our airport in the middle of a huge meadow of tall yellow grass, with most of the green stalks having long ago given themselves over to the inevitability of fall. A shaft of sunlight is occasionally shining through the broken to overcast cloud layer about 2,000 Read More