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Emergencies While Flying Airplanes

Posted by Jeffrey on April 24, 2011

Emergencies happen. How you handle them is up to you. But I will bet that the more prepared you are the more likely you are going to have a favorable outcome. You also have to believe that everything is going to work out great.

Check out this article on Airplane Inflight Emergencies and what happens when they really do happen.

Flight training and execution are everything!

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Stick and Rudder

Posted by Jeffrey on August 14, 2008

Almost anyone can learn to fly, but notice that I say “almost.” There are occasions when someone “just can’t fly,” and I hate to say that. Flying is book work, experience, and muscle training.  You have to get yourself to the point were you don’t think about what you are doing anymore, because your mind has been trained to tell your muscles what to do. Think about driving a car. Do you think about it anymore? No, you just do it. And after awhile, flying is the same but it takes work and consistency. I’ve trained lots of students and have flow with a couple hundred different pilots and most can fly. BUT, there is the occasional person that can’t. I’m sure they can do LOTS of other things really well but flying wasn’t one of them.

One of the first books I ever read was Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying. A great book that has stood the test of time. If you were ever thinking about becoming a pilot, or just want to know more about flying, pick up this book. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

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