Airplane manufacturers have done a lot of work carefully testing their planes to find out how they perform. It is important to become familiar with their findings to improve safety and performance. Vx and Vy are very important speeds to understand. Continue reading “Vx and Vy”
Departing from a short field is an important skill for any pilot. There is a standard procedure to follow and plenty of factors to consider.
The procedure to depart from a short field can be found in the Pilot’s Operating Handbook for the aircraft. However, it will go something like the following for most light aircraft. Continue reading “Short Field Takeoff”
No airport is officially declared to be a short field because a field that might be short for a 747 could be very long for a Piper Cub. Every airplane is different. Continue reading “What is a short field?”