Category: Blog

Something about this shot is pure

Something about this shot is pure. This last week I’ve been super busy with content and getting Leif and Sara ready for their checkrides. I apologize that the posts have been infrequent! Truth be told, it’s moments like …

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ACTUAL Soft Field Takeoff + Confined Airport

Many pilots learn to do the soft field takeoff at airports that aren’t all that soft. In fact, most training airports are on hard runway surfaces. So, the pilots ‘pretend’ and never really deal with an actual soft …

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Power off 180º Accuracy Landing

Now we’re going to execute a Power Off 180º Accuracy Landing. Essentially we’re reducing the power to idle abeam the touchdown point, and exercising the same requirements for short field in terms of our spot — 0 + …

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How to fly: Short Field Landing

The short field landing is executed differently in two aways, and sometimes three. Let’s talk about the two ways it is different. First, we approach at a slightly slower airspeed. Usually we’d fly at 1.3 Vso on the …

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Operation Pumpkin Drop... from Airplanes

Broomsticks and bushwheels, witches and wings, pumpkins and props… it’s gettin’ spooky and festive, so watch your six! Halloween is here. What better way to celebrate than to drop perfectly plump and pretty pumpkins from a plane and …

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