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Trials... Part 2

Gordon Bennie In his second installment, Gorgon shares his experiences on an exciting flight! Feb 16, 2013 10:06pm

Trials... Part 1

Gordon Bennie Gordon Bennie shares his Pilot Training experiences at Tradewinds. Dec 16, 2012 7:01pm

Land. Porpoise

Gene Hudson Gene Hudson continues the Landing series by writing about a fault called the "porpoise." He discusses the mechanics behind the landing fault and the variables responsible during flight. He continues to explain the best techniques on how to avoid this situation and what to do if the pilot finds himself/herself in this situation. An excerpt: "The porpoise is a landing fault that occurs, like wheelbarrowing, when the pilot allows the aircraft to touch down at too great an airspeed..." Jul 16, 2012 6:21pm


Gene Hudson Gene Hudson writes about landings, the most complex maneuver in flying. He covers the theory and physics with regard to different types of airplanes to help pilots understand what exactly is happening during landing. An excerpt: "Many pilots are unaware that the lateral (yaw) stability of their aircraft on the ground is deeply dependent upon how the pilot handles the aircraft in the pitch axis ..." Jun 15, 2012 5:07pm

Pilot Reports

Ken Maples When you call and receive a preflight briefing, it's always nice to hear pilot reports. Pilot reports let you know what is happening in the air right now. But where do these reports come from? From pilots, of course! Pilots like you. So how do you make a pilot report? Jun 15, 2012 6:10pm