Best How-to-Land Video

4,001 people watched this video in the last 30 days. In total, it has been viewed over 382,613 times. That is more times than there are pilots in the U.S. I’m rather proud of that. Here it is: And here is its transcript — not exactly word for word — but it should make the concepts…

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P-factor: Causes and Cures

Compensating for P-factor can save your life, simplify your flying, accelerate your flying career, and make your flying much more enjoyable for you and your passengers. It’s not hard to do. Once you understand what causes it and how to compensate for it, you will find flying much more satisfying and enjoyable. So here is…

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Engine Starting: More complicated than a Tesla

You’re in the pilot’s seat, wearing a headset, ready to go. From the right seat she explains that because it is a cold morning you’ll need a couple of strokes on the primer to pump a little extra fuel into the carburetor. Cold fuel doesn’t evaporate as easily as warm fuel so you need more…

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Navigation – How to Compensate for a Crosswind.

You’re planning a round trip to an airport 100 nm due north. The wind is predicted to blow directly out of the west at 60 knots.You cruise at 100 KTAS (knots true airspeed). You need to know how to stay on course and how long the trip will take. Since there is no headwind component,…

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