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
The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.
When it comes to celebrating aviation, the folks in Watsonville, California, don’t take a back seat to anyone.
Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.
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