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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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Landing Dreamlifter at Jabara is Nightmare for Pilots

By now, just about every pilot has heard about the ill-fated Atlas Air Flight 4241, in which the Boeing Dreamlifter (a modified 747 cargo aircraft), landed at the wrong airport while attempting to land at¬†McConnell Air Force Base (KIAB) in … Continue reading

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Tips for Recording with GoPro Hero 3

Like a lot of other pilots, I’ve acquired a GoPro Hero3 for recording videos of my flights. The main problems most folks have is unpleasant strobing effects, which on rolling shutter cameras like the GoPro produce distortions of the prop; … 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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