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Spin Training Video

Recently my friend Bill Weber, an aerobatic pilot and flight instructor, took me up for some spin training in my Cessna 172. I will post a more detailed post at some point on spins, but in the meantime, the video … Continue reading

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The Teacher

[Editor’s note: This is a special guest column by Bill Weber, an aerobatic pilot and flight instructor, on the perils of inadvertent spins and the lessons we can all learn from his experience.] Entry from Pilot Logbook #2: Date: 11/1/90 … Continue reading

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Mike Busch talks about the basics of engine leaning.

It turns out almost everything we learned about leaning engines when we learned to fly was wrong.  Mike Busch (The Savvy Aviator) gives a nice webinar on the basics of proper engine leaning, and a bit more advanced advice here.

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Cruise Performance Charts

I fly a Cessna 172N, which comes with a POH with lots of information. One of the more useful tables is the Cruise Performance¬†table shown below (Figure 1). The chart gives the fuel flow rate and true airspeed for various … Continue reading

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