The House of Rapp

A Skosh of Paranoia

Posted by in Safety

You’ll hear all sorts of advice on emergent situations. Some say never rush into anything, others will tell you immediate, decisive action is invaluable. It would be lovely if there was a single “best strategy” for every situation, but like many things in the world of aviation, there are times when one of those responses can save your bacon… and just as many when it might get you killed. The real key is knowing which is which.

Mandated Spin Training

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The stick-and-rudder skill deficiencies in today’s pilots didn’t start today. It began years ago when they were learning how to fly. Fixing it will require a journey into the past. It’s time to get back to basics, and you won’t cover all the bases unless spin training is a central part of the mix.

Aviation Myths, Part 3

Posted by in Aerobatics, Aviation, Safety

The three-part series on aviation myths concludes with: stall/spins, flying difficulty, bank angle in the pattern, and are aerobatics dangerous?

Aviation Myths, Part 2

Posted by in Aviation

Part two of the aviation myths series continues as I examine misconceptions about maintenance, shock-cooling, 40-hour minimums, stalls, and tailwheels.

The Case for Spin Training

Posted by in Aerobatics, Aviation

Have you had spin training? If not, find a good aerobatic instructor and get the lead out. You won’t regret it.

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