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 Components and Gear,
Aircraft Power and Fuel,
Pilot Types of Flying,
Pilot Safety and Skills
Takeoff is consistently the phase of flight with the second-highest number of pilot-related accidents.
This month we look at the Pitts S2-B operated by Eagle Sport Aviation in Deland, FL.
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