To those who wrote me on the occasion of my announcement of my retirement from much of my teaching, THANK YOU! But I have to say that, in spite of
Brian with the Pawnee Towplane at Sunriver Soaring.
the nice things you all said about my teaching, I think you may have forgotten the role that YOU have played in becoming better pilots. Because, if you didn't have the desire to improve through practice, your skills couldn't be improved by anyone. It is YOU who have been responsible for your own improvement.
I took a week off to go backpacking in Idaho with Actor/Writer/Producer Doug Copsey and Emmy Award winning cinematographer and director, Norman Nelson. We had a great time. Lot of sweat and talk of our history and creations. I can't wait for next year's trip!
L to R, Doug Copsey, Norm Nelson and Brian somewhere in the Idaho wilderness
This Week's Article
Seeing as how it was the flat turn that got me started in this silly business, it was only right to bring it back and teach it to a few advanced students. So here is a fairly new article about one of them and her reactions to the maneuver.
Angela examines the tailwheel on the PA12.
A Previously Posted Article Worth Another Look
Seeing as how it was the flat turn that got me started in this silly business, it was only right to bring it back and teach it to a few advanced students. So here is the original article about this silly
maneuver, which is on one hand really easy and on the other incredibly hazardous. I guess that's why Acme doesn't teach it! But I
A PA 18 executes a flat turn to get between trees at Sisters.
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