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Plane & Pilot November 2018

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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Madavor Media, LLC
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11 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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when we don’t speak up

What is your responsibility when you’re flying with a friend or business associate and you see something that either looks flat-out wrong or maybe that you just don’t feel comfortable with? Most pilots would say, I’d say something. But my experience is that, we don’t. I know this because I’ve been that person who didn’t speak up and felt terrible about it later (though, thank goodness, nothing bad ever happened), and I’ve been that person who did speak up and who suffered because of it. There’s risk to speaking up, and it would be disingenuous for me to suggest that I haven’t done some kind of risk-benefit analysis before speaking up on many occasions. How bad is the situation; that is, how much danger is the flight in—including your own…

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the case of the missing t-33

THE BACKSTORYIt was on May 9, 1957, that Lieutenant David Steeves was given a mission to fly a new training jet, a Lockheed T-33, from Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, California, to Craig AFB in Alabama. The plane was lost from radar and the Air Force couldn’t find the missing plane or pilot. The military declared Steeves dead, and that was that.Until, that is, 54 days later, when Steeves emerged from the Sierra, having been found badly malnourished and still limping badly on swollen ankles.According to Steeves, the otherwise routine flight was violently interrupted over rugged Kings Canyon Park in the Sierras when a fiery explosion sent the plane out of control. Steeves bailed out, descending by parachute and badly injuring both of his ankles in the landing.The story…

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your aviation crossword

ACROSS1 Lance-like5 What some brakes help you do8 Waggle9 Dutch or barrel11 Activity when you’re riding in back12 65 is an important one14 Good policy for renters16 Hall of fame aviator Scholl17 Most ORDinary airport19 Don’t forget to pull this one21 Negative prefix22 Husky or Pitts25 Title for Branson or Whittle28 What you do to figure your glide distance31 ____ P2006T32 Old name for the ramp still used36 Suitable37 You need to do this to the props38 Not every 182 is one of theseDOWN1 180, 185, 205, 206, 207 were all one2 Steam gauge type of data3 One might have a big fan…or a prop4 Maker of planes from -1 to 6506 The Wright Brothers, for example7 Christen, McDonnell Douglas or Young10 Good parachutes have them13 Electric prototype two seater…

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news of note

GARMIN ACQUIRES FLTPLAN.COM, BOOSTS AVIATION OFFERINGSGarmin strengthened its portfolio of aviation services in August with the acquisition of FltPlan LLC, which runs the popular flight planning website FltPlan.com and the FltPlan mobile app. The Connecticut-based Flt Plan team will continue to provide service to the platform’s 165,000-plus registered users as it integrates within the Garmin umbrella.AIRBUS PERLAN 2 REACHES RECORD HEIGHTSThe team behind the Airbus Perlan 2, a research glider that aims to study giant mountain waves and their effect on climate change, set a new world record in August with a flight that reached over 60,000 feet. The record flight beats the team’s previous world record of over 52,000 feet, achieved in the fall of 2017.VAN’S AIRCRAFT TO BUILD RV-12sVan’s Aircraft has announced it has established a new assembly…

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landings

First landing in a powered plane: Orville Wright, Wright Flyer, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, December 17, 1903First successful helicopter landing: Paul Cornu, November 13, 1907, Lisieux, FranceFirst landing on a heavenly body: Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong, Sea of Tranquility, Earth’s Moon, July 20, 1969First landing on inflated rubber aircraft tires: Goodyear tires, 1909Average number of landings before first solo landing: 50-100Typical number of landings on first solo: OneDefinition of “cycle” with commercial aircraft: One takeoff and landingReason for use of “cycles:” Each landing completes a pressure vessel cycleOldest pilot, first solo flight/landing: Cliff Garl, 91 years old, April 24, 2006Why landings must be to full stop for night currency: Safety and skill buildingFirst touch and go landing: UnknownBritish term for “touch and goes:” Circuits and bumpsPercentage of aircraft…

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accident briefs

CESSNA 525 CitationJetCleveland, Ohio/Injuries: 6 FatalThe airplane entered a right turn shortly after takeoff and proceeded out over a large lake. Dark night visual conditions prevailed at the airport; however, the airplane entered instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. The airplane climb rate exceeded 6,000 fpm during the initial climb and it subsequently continued through the assigned altitude of 2,000 ft mean sea level. The flight director provided alerts before the airplane reached the assigned altitude and again after it had passed through it. The bank angle increased to about 62 degrees and the pitch attitude decreased to about 15 degrees nose down, as the airplane continued through the assigned heading. The bank angle ultimately decreased to about 25 degrees. During the subsequent descent, the airspeed and descent rate reached about…

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