As we passed over the end of the runway at about two hundred feet above ground level, a massive explosion (accompanied by a transitory smell of smoke) was heard and felt aft of the cockpit coupled with a complete loss of acceleration. The sudden cessation of over seven thousand pounds of thrust was noticeable.
In honor of Women’s Day tomorrow, Air Facts has published a fascinating history of six pioneering female pilots from the early days of aviation:
The challenge of this article is to identify the six most significant women and their contributions to the art of flying as a sport and as a science in the early years. These women pilots were built of courage, conviction, passion and vision.
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It really depends, but usually about 70 hours of flight training. That can be done in 3-4 months if you’re going almost full-time on it; but some people take over a year to earn the Private Pilot license. More info here.
I have found that the safety record of an airplane relates more to who flies it and what they try to do with it than anything else. Maybe the pilot is 90 percent of the equation and the airplane ten. When thinking of it in this way, the Mooney 20 series is by far the most diverse airplane in the fleet.
Another new iPad app - is it any good?
Here’s a great story (and a good lesson) for any flight instructor:
By now we had lost several thousands of feet as expected, after starting off at 8000 feet. There was no answer from the front seat so I attempted to take control, only to find the controls jammed in the pro-spin positions.