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Pattern Flying Fundamentals: Roots of Success

When I lived in Austin, Texas my good friend Rene Grebe organized a pattern primer event for our area. He invited me to come and speak a few times, to share my knowledge for the benefit of the less experienced. The following is based on what I presented there but there are countless very experienced, very talented pilots who could benefit in some way from reading. It’s a loose collection of personal observations and tidbits of information that I’ve gathered over the years but I think it’s valuable nonetheless. I encourage even the most seasoned of you out there to take a look – sometimes my most egregious errors and my worst tendencies are rooted in fundamental mistakes.

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Wheel Pant Installation Made Easy

Straight from the workshop of CK Aero and Bryan Hebert, here’s a simple and solid way to install wheel pants on your pattern plane. One thing that I think is important to remember is to mount your wheel pants high enough that the wheel pant does not drag on the grass. Although it looks very […]

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