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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How to fly: Short Field Takeoff

The short field takeoff is emulating departure from a short airfield. Usually this procedure is also performed with an obstacle clearance procedure, considering a make believe or real 50+ foot obstacle. The objective is clear: get off as …

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How to fly: Normal Landing

Landing an aircraft isn’t as difficult as it seems. In this video we’ll be going over a Normal Landing, which is a landing without many other circumstances challenging us. We’ll have a nice angle down to the runway …

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How to fly: Engine Runup and Checklists

The engine runup ensures that all aircraft systems are running normal before the aircraft is taken into the air. Of course, much care is given to doing a thorough and methodical preflight of the exterior of the aircraft. …

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How to fly: Normal Takeoff

Normal takeoff is just that; a takeoff done under normal conditions and circumstances. In other words, we are operating on a hard surface runway, plenty of length, good terrain or obstacle clearance, and no other wind factors of …

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How to fly: Taxi an Airplane

On the ground, we call ‘driving around’ by the name of ‘taxi’ or ‘taxiing’. These airplanes were not meant to be on the ground, so this whole taxi thing can be pretty awkward at times. The most common …

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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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