Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2009
GENERAL From reader John Schmidt: Under what circumstances might a German secret agent during World War II have found himself strapped to the wing of a dive bomber? From reader Paul Odum: What was the first engine to be equipped with a throttle that enabled the pilot to adjust fuel flow, propeller pitch, mixture, and ignition timing using only this one lever? What is the only single-engine piston-powered airplane that is FAA certified with an engine that has full-authority digital engine control (FADEC)? From reader Steve Madorsky: What was the first flight instrument to be usd on a fixed-wing aircraft? From reader Gary Underland: What was the Lear LDP5 Omniscope? Who wrote, “My soul is in the sky”? From reader Dan Stroud: What is the only U.S. military turbofan airplane that may be flown using all of its thrust reversers in flight? The landing gear of the space shuttle is not extended until immediately before touchdown.