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Plane & Pilot

Plane & Pilot October 2019

Plane & Pilot is the ultimate resource for active pilots who desire an information-rich magazine with timely and entertaining content. Get Plane & Pilot digital magazine subscription today for pilot reports on the newest LSA, certified piston-engine and light-turbine aircraft, expert tips on flying techniques, product reviews of the latest gear and seasoned aviator stories from the sky.

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1 min.
plane & pilot

Editor-in-Chief Isabel Goyer Associate Editor J. Ana F. Beckett Senior Editors Bill Cox, Lou Churchville, Jeremy King Contributing Editors Peter Katz, Jason Blair, Jeff Van West, Bethany Whitfield ART & PRODUCTION Art Director Carolyn V. Marsden Senior Designer Nate Silva SALES & MARKETING Vice President, Media Solutions Stuart Crystal Media Solutions Manager Michael Echevarria617-279-0216 | mechevarria@madavor.com Client Services clientservices@madavor.com Marketing Director Andrew Yeum Audience Development Analyst Ryan Gillis Marketing Associates Tommy Goodale, Shawn Daniel Social Media Manager Tim Doolan Content Marketing Associate Anthony Buzzeo OPERATIONS VP, Circulation Strategy Jason Pomerantz Operations Supervisor Andrea Palli Operations Coordinator Toni Eunice Human Resources Manager Alicia Roach Client Services Supervisor Cheyenne Corliss Senior Client Services Associate Tou Zong Her Client Services Aubrie Britto, Darren Cormier Accounting Director Amanda Joyce Accounts Payable Associate Tina McDermott Accounts Receivable Associate Wayne Tuggle DIGITAL OPERATIONS Senior Director, Digital Products Renee Dextradeur WordPress Developer David Glassman Senior Digital Designer Mike Decker EXECUTIVE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey C. Wolk Chief Operating…

6 min.
a legacy of a different kind

This summer, Cirrus Aircraft announced that CEO Dale Klapmeier would be retiring from the leadership of the company he co-founded and that he has helped guide for 20 years. Cirrus is the world leader in the light personal transportation aircraft market, and for good reason. The SR22 is a beautiful, comfortable and utilitarian ride that incorporates the best in new technology seamlessly. The SF50 Vision Jet is the world’s only civilian single-engine jet in production, and it’s arguably an even better plane than the SR22, which is saying a lot. In years to come, we’ll look at Cirrus’ history of leadership in this arena and finally get it. Despite considerable friction from old-school elements in aviation, the company was able to create a new sales paradigm by selling very high-end aircraft…

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Proper term: Empennage Primary function: Stabilization, control Most common design: Conventional % of aircraft with conventional tails: ~75% Other common tail designs: V-Tail, T-Tail, Cruciform, Dual-Tail, Inverted Y Popular in fighter jets: Twin Tail, aka Double Vertical Stabilizer Advantage: Redundancy in case of battle damage Stabilizers on first Douglas DC-4 model: 5 (three above, two below) Purpose of multiple stabilizers: Fit aircraft into DC-3 Hangar First flight: 1939 Last flight: 1939 Renamed: DC-4E, for “Extinct” Main problem cited: Stability due to tail design Stabilizers on second DC-4 Model: 1 World’s largest aircraft by wingspan: Stratolaunch Tails: 2 Tail height: 50 ft. Tail height of Sky Baby, world’s smallest airplane (1952): 5 ft. Tallest tail in service: 79 ft. Aircraft: Airbus A380-800 Tail width: 99.6 ft. Surface area of vertical stabilizer: 2,421.9 sq. ft. Horizontal stabilizer (each side): 2,314.8 sq. ft. Average size of U.S. house: 2,392 sq. ft. Tails on U.S. space shuttles: 0 First…

4 min.
a pilot’s last words: “stendec”

MYSTERIES What did the crew of BSAA Flight CS-59 mean when they sent and repeated the cryptic message “STENDEC” via Morse code seconds before crashing? BACKGROUND On August 2, 1947, the crew of a British South American Airways (BSAA) Lancastrian, an airliner version of the Avro Lancaster WWII bomber, sent a cryptic message. Operating as Flight CS-59, aka “Star Dust,” the big piston twin was en route from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Santiago, Chile, with 11 people on board. At 5:41 p.m., a Chilean Morse code radio operator for the Los Cerrillos Airport received a message. “ETA Santiago 17:45 hrs. STENDEC.” “The operator understood that Star Dust intended to land in four minutes, but the final word, ‘STENDEC,’ confused him. When he asked for clarification, the crew repeated it two more times, ‘STENDEC. STENDEC.’…

1 min.
cross check

ACROSS 1 Concept plane from Airbus that “flaps” in response to gusts and turbulence, 2 words 8 GPS picture, for example 9 It’s sometimes required for an approach 10 Route, for short 12 Large tree 14 What the pilot did during an autoland 16 Suffix for depend and cool 17 Instrument ____ 19 U.S.__, abbr. for military fliers 21 Automatic Flight Control System, abbr. 23 Disconcerting feature of some runways 24 Slip or crab in one 27 Roman 51 28 Some of these are split 29 Least-used control surface by newbies 30 Formerly known as, in high society 31 51 and Terminal Control, for example 32 A co-pilot’s chief duty? DOWN 1 Eviation’s electric-powered concept plane 2 Management of Heathrow and Gatwick, for short 3 Upward current of air used by gliders 4 Determines one’s position 5 None of these on 195 or 177 6 Silent agreement 7 Dry 11 Weight measurement 13 Albatros was an example, but…

3 min.
news of note

EXTRA UNVEILS NEW AIRCRAFT Extra spurred excitement at the recent AirVenture with the introduction of a new model, the NG, which opts for all-carbon-fiber construction over the company’s typical steel-tube skeleton. The new composite design results in a strong and light airplane that the company is marketing at $450,000. BOSE LAUNCHES NEW PROFLIGHT HEADSET Bose unveiled a new and improved version of its ProFlight headset a year and a half after the original model—aimed at the commercial pilot market—was introduced. The new lightweight headset, ProFlight Series 2, incorporates a number of upgrades based on user feedback, including a more flexible cable and a more responsive tap control, among others. STEVE DICKSON CONFIRMED AS HEAD OF FAA Former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson was confirmed as the permanent leader of the FAA by the Senate…