|How did Bill Kershner get so interested in spins, anyway? See and hear him tell the story in a 2-minute multimedia presentation recorded in May 2006 (broadband Internet connection recommended).|
In 61 years of flying, Kershner has a lot of stories to tell spins and otherwise. Hear some of them, as well as Kershner's thoughts about spin training for flight instructors, in this 7-minute audio clip recorded for AOPA Pilot in May 2006 (broadband Internet connection recommended).
|What extra steps are involved in preparing to spin an airplane? Walk through a thorough preflight with aerobatic instructor Catherine Cavagnaro to see and hear tips applicable to any flight in this 5-minute multimedia presentation (broadband Internet connection recommended).|
This multimedia content was created by Michael P. Collins to accompany Julie K. Boatman's article "Spin Masters," published in the August 2006 AOPA Pilot.
For more information on Ace Aerobatic School, Kershner's legacy (now operated by Catherine Cavagnaro), visit the Web site.
Over the years, Bill Kershner has written articles for both AOPA Pilot and AOPA Flight Training magazines. He's been the subject of other articles in AOPA's publications as well.
- "CFI Tips: PEDPER," October 2005 AOPA Flight Training
- "CFI to CFI: Eights on Pylons," ASF Instructor Report, July 2005 AOPA Flight Training
- "Spinning with a Specialist: Get an education in rotation," April 2005 AOPA Flight Training
- "Coming Full Circle: When and Why You'll Fly Turns Around a Point," February 2005 AOPA Flight Training
- "Advice to Pilots: A Few Things Learned in 58 Years of Flying," April 2003 Pilot
- "Coincidences: Or Acts of the Aviation Gods?" March 2003 Pilot
- "An Awakening: How Wake Turbulence Sucked Me In and Spit Me Out," March 2002 Pilot
- "Loops, Spins, and Rolls: Training with Bill Kershner in the Cessna Aerobat," May 2000 Pilot
- "Mr. Piper," June 1999 Pilot
- "New Pilot: Practice Area: Ground Effect," January 1996 Pilot
- "New Pilot: First Airplane Ride," August 1995 Pilot
- "New Pilot: Practice Area," March 1995 Pilot
- "Pilot to Pilot: William K. Kershner," by Thomas A. Horne, August 1992 Pilot