October 1, 2000
By Barry Schiff
6,500 feet, 14,500 feet 6,500 feet, 16,500 feet 8,500 feet, 14,500 feet 8,500 feet, 16,500 feet
The 172 was Cessna's first production airplane equipped with tricycle landing gear. The Hawker Siddeley Trident was the first production jetliner with an autoland system. On early model Boeing B–52 Stratofortresses, the tail gunner could escape the aircraft by jettisoning the entire tail turret. The pilot of the mammoth single-engine biplane, the Antonov An–2 Colt (Anusha or Little Anna), can use an on-board compressor to vary the air pressure in the oleo struts to suit the type of surface on which he intends to land.
5,000 feet agl. 6,000 feet agl. 7,000 feet agl. 8,000 feet agl.
Aircraft Power and Fuel,
Safety and Education
AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.
The FAA on Feb. 23 issued a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending preflight inspection of Robinson R44 and R44 II main rotors.
New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.
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