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Let George Do It


Continuously holding a heading and altitude on long trips in an aircraft without an autopilot, particularly during IMC, can be fatiguing.  My first Bonanza did not have an autopilot, and that is one of the reasons the decision was made to sell … Continue reading

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I Can’t Be Lost….I’m On Instruments!


Before the days of GPS and MFD moving map displays that can pinpoint our exact location to within a meter, the instrument pilot had to mentally visualize his/her position with reference to ground based navigation systems. For most instrument students, one of … Continue reading

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“And don’t call me Shirley”


It’s a sad day for Airplane! fans. Leslie Nielsen died Sunday the 28th at the age of 84 in Fort Lauderdale, due to complications from pneumonia.

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“Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Sniffing Glue!”


Airplane! The Original Movie Parody……..  Move over Wayans Brothers! One thing that I bet you did not know is that the movie Airplane! was not an original movie script. Just like Scary Movie and Not Another Teen Movie, Airplane! was a … Continue reading

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