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Seven Years Back

I used to have half a dozen photographs of this crash. The fellow who sold me our plane sent them to me. He knows I am always thinking about walking away from a forced landing. This one was just so … Continue reading

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Never Bent

I’m pretty sure when I mention to people that I fly a small plane the first thing they think of is a small plane crashing. That’s when the little planes make the news, so that’s probably what is in their … Continue reading

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Crashing in the Forest for the Trees

It always bothers me to see “a miracle” used to describe really excellent engineering and materials selection.

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Beached

When I take off from Santa Monica airport I am very aware that the two most dangerous stages of flight are takeoff and landing, and that I am doing one of them right now. I keep my hand guarding the throttle, … Continue reading

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