Monthly Archives: August 2009

Spins

THE FAA in their Advisory Circular AC61.67C paragraph 107 describe spins as “A spin in a small airplane or glider is a controlled (recoverable) or uncontrolled (possibly unrecoverable) maneuver in which the airplane or glider descends in a helical path … Continue reading

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Taildragger Basics

General The fact that the Center of Gravity (COG) of tricycle gear airplanes is in front of the main gear and the COG of Taildraggers is behind the main gear makes the difference in how each airplane handles while on … Continue reading

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Unusual Attitude Recovery -or- How to Fly Away from an “Upset” Safely Without Damaging the Airplane

“Unusual Attitude” has many descriptions as a quick internet search will show. For the purposes of this paper, an Unusual Attitude will be considered to be any aircraft attitude that results in discomfort to the pilot or is on the … Continue reading

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