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Checklists

2020-02-10T20:46:53-06:00January 19th, 2020|Tags: |

Cogitations from the Editor           Checklists Mayday…Mayday…Mayday! We were at 2,800 MSL over southern Wisconsin when my passenger had a heart attack. I never felt more useless. My only thought was to get the C172 on the ground. The nearest airport was several long minutes away, but we had just [...]

Fly-by-Wire

2019-11-27T22:47:17-06:00November 27th, 2019|Tags: |

Several quotes surfaced last week that struck me as interesting. All involved fly-by-wire control systems. Great, a theme!  (Newsletter editors quickly learn to never look a gift horse in the tailpipe.) I should note that none of the quotes apply to the kind of aircraft we typically see around Galt Airport. [...]