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Alec Myers

I’m an experienced flight instructor in Toronto.

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Month: November 2019


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Where are you going vs. where are you pointing?

Military pilots (and some business jets) have a cool feature called a head-up display (HUD), which overlays a whole load of flight information like airspeed, an attitude indicator, vertical speed and other things over the view in front of the pilot out of the windshield.



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Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

Landings

I must say, it’s tricky to teach people to land. Most manoeuvres that you have to learn in order to be a pilot can be practiced thousands of feet up in the air, where there’s no danger and no damage if things don’t work out, and where the instructor has plenty of time to fix things if and when they go wrong.


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Photo by Olav Ahrens Røtne on Unsplash

An aerodynamics puzzle

You’re in a small airplane in level flight at 100 knots. You increase power and pitch up to place the aircraft in a climb, at the same airspeed. Has the angle of attack increased, stayed the same, or decreased?

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