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aircraft spin awareness with barb macleod

I It’s a shocking thing — an awesome kind of vertigo — gravity’s sudden upset. “I figure it’s time to demonstrate spins,” my flight instructor said. She pulled the yoke back and the plane started to climb, and without further explanation she smoothly pulled power. The engine idled back. I watched the airspeed indicator start […]

N4951A takes off -- no curse!

I It must be some kind of weird curse — random in your face reality when you decide to do something that has more element of risk to it than just sitting on a couch watching TV. Like, why was it that whenever I got interested in flying and then did something about it was […]