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Wrong Surface Landings

In September 1995 a Northwest Airlines flight departed Detroit, destination Frankfurt.  They landed at the wrong airport – Brussels.  How is this possible?  Like almost all aviation incidents, there was a series of cascading events.  This was an “antique” by today’s standards – a DC-10 with no GPS and no magenta line or “moving map”, […]

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Learn to Turn

Simple question:  “What is the primary control surface you use when turning an airplane?”  Ailerons, Rudder, or Elevator…  If you answered anything other than Elevator, then this is worth the read (and don’t feel bad – 86% of pilots do). Credit goes to Ron Joffe for suggesting this article.  He read an article in “AOPA […]

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