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
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
The Aircraft Spotlight feature looks at an airplane type and evaluates it across six areas of particular interest to flying clubs and their members: Operating Cost, Maintenance, Insurability, Training, Cross-Country, and Fun Factor.
The AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) 2.0, powered by Jeppesen, is now available in beta for all AOPA members to test. The beta period is open through early 2015.
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>