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Ground Reference Maneuvers Common Errors

Ground Reference Maneuvers Common Errors

Seven ways Private Pilot Ground Reference Maneuvers can go awry and what to do about them. Ground reference maneuvers teach pilots to control their aircraft’s path along the ground in various wind conditions. Traffic patterns, approaches, takeoffs, and landings all...
Aircraft Taxiing Tips

Aircraft Taxiing Tips

Advice for those new to driving 100+ horsepower tricycles. If you’re new to flying airplanes, taxiing is a skill that can be hard to master. Steering with your feet, having more than one brake, and no gas pedal makes for a strange arrangement. Here’s a quick list of...
3,300 Hours and Cold Feet

3,300 Hours and Cold Feet

I advanced the throttle of the Piper Warrior, and as my instructor and I accelerated down the runway I scanned the usual items – engine gauges, airspeed, the runway centerline.  Everything seemed to be in good order.  I don’t think I forgot anything, and...