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Using a microcomputer for assistance in flight planning for private aircraft. Program must be purchased. Est. cost: $2.
BYTE Mar 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 206
Added Info BYTE Jul 1979 (v.4#7) pg. 225

Calculator airborne navigation. Program for the HP-24 calculator finds ground speed and true heading.
BYTE Nov 1979 (v.4#11) pg. 245
Correction BYTE Dec 1980 (v.5#12) pg. 296

Omni aviation navigation system. Simulate aircraft instrument navigation using simple trigonometry and this BASIC program.
BYTE Jun 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 468

Tips on using the trim tab should primary elevator control be lost.

Flying start. General information and encouragement on becoming a pilot and an airplane owner.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #135 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21) pg. 68

How do you handle a taildragger? A primer on the anatomy and behavior of conventional gear aircraft.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Feb 1986 (v.13#2) pg. 26

A primer on autopilots. A set of guidelines for building an inexpensive autopilot for your homebuilt.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jun 1986 (v.13#6) pg. 52

Formation flying. Part 1. An introduction.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Sep 1986 (v.13#9) pg. 24

Formation flying. Part 2. Techniques for forming up, various types of formations, and tips on maneuvering.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Oct 1986 (v.13#10) pg. 46

The iceman flyeth. Handy tips for making winter flying safe.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Nov 1986 (v.13#11) pg. 22

How slow can you go? Knowing the minute nuances of your airplane's personality during the critical slow-flight phase of landing operations can save your life. Some tips.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Dec 1986 (v.13#12) pg. 48

Tips and hints to minimize your midair collision risks.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Mar 1987 (v.14#3) pg. 32

FLIGHT PLAN computer program written in BASIC. Data on origin, destination, aircraft performance, etc. are input to the program. The output is a printed chart showing true course, magnetic course, distance, usable fuel, time and ground speed.

NAVPROG: an aircraft navigation and flight plan assistance program written in Benton Harbor BASIC.
Correction KILOBAUD MICROCOMPUTING #39 Mar 1980 pg. 191
Correction KILOBAUD MICROCOMPUTING #41 May 1980 pg. 17

Method for determining accurate true airspeed and wind direction using a GPS unit and a pocket calculator.
KITPLANES Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 49

Computing density altitude with a pocket calculator.
KITPLANES Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 38
Correction KITPLANES Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 2

Maneuvering speed. An explanation of a critical airspeed that both designers and pilots need to understand.
KITPLANES Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 66
Correction KITPLANES Sep 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 4

Spins. Part 1. History, accidents, spin training, and the three phases of the spin flight condition.
KITPLANES Mar 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 6

How ground effect can change the drag, lift, stability, and trim of an aircraft.
KITPLANES May 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 66

Boosting performance. How aircraft design, construction, and pilot technique determines the result.
KITPLANES Aug 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 83

Inflight powerplant emergencies. How to respond to engine problems including roughness, turbocharger run-down, engine fire, low oil pressure, high temperatures, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1987 (v.9#10) pg. 13
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 2

The rough run-up: Diagnosis and cure. Some pointers on making the critical go/no-go decision following a magneto-check.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1989 (v.11#4) pg. 8
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1990 (v.12#1) pg. 6

Tips on operating a Cessna Cardinal 177 from a rough strip (for which it was not designed) in order to avoid damage to the prop.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1991 (v.13#3) pg. 19

How to save money on flying lessons.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1981 pg. 90

Survival tips for Alaskan pilots who are forced down during winter weather.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1984 (v.33#1) pg. 32

Cockpit classroom. A new series begins which will seek to improve pilotage skills.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1984 (v.33#2) pg. 12

Cockpit classroom. Checklist discipline.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1984 (v.33#3) pg. 16

Cockpit classroom. Crosswind take-offs, landings, and go-arounds.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1984 (v.33#4) pg. 35

Cockpit classroom. Normal takeoff and the traffic pattern.
SPORT AVIATION May 1984 (v.33#5) pg. 28

Cockpit classroom. Visual cues during landings.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1984 (v.33#6) pg. 57

Cockpit classroom. Emergency operations in light aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1984 (v.33#7) pg. 52

A universal spin recovery method.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1984 (v.33#8) pg. 15

Cockpit classroom. Straight and level flight, climbs and glides.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1984 (v.33#8) pg. 27

Cockpit classroom. Aerodynamics of gust and wind shear.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1984 (v.33#9) pg. 32

Cockpit classroom. ADF navigation.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1984 (v.33#10) pg. 42

Cockpit classroom. Aerodynamics of stalls.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1984 (v.33#11) pg. 30

Cockpit classroom. Exploring spins.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1984 (v.33#12) pg. 30

Cockpit classroom. More on spins.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1985 (v.34#1) pg. 24

Cockpit classroom. History of spins, including recovery techniques.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1985 (v.34#2) pg. 48

Cockpit classroom. Spin aerodynamics.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1985 (v.34#3) pg. 55

Cockpit classroom. Simulated forced landing.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1985 (v.34#4) pg. 32

Flying in/camping out. Taking camping trips in a small airplane. Part 1. Basic equipment and supplies and useful load of the aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION May 1985 (v.34#5) pg. 22

Cockpit classroom. Short field takeoff and short field landing techniques.
SPORT AVIATION May 1985 (v.34#5) pg. 30

Flying in/camping out. Part 2. Menu planning, food preparation, aircraft loading, and setting up, maintaining and breaking camp.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1985 (v.34#6) pg. 19

Cockpit classroom. Feedback on spins.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1985 (v.34#6) pg. 29

Cockpit classroom. Rudder discipline in the pattern.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1985 (v.34#7) pg. 49

Cockpit classroom. Safe taxiing.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1985 (v.34#8) pg. 34

Cockpit classroom. How to recognize and recover from spins and spiral dives.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1985 (v.34#9) pg. 61

Cockpit classroom. Tips on cross-country flying.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1985 (v.34#10) pg. 36

Cockpit classroom. Spinning with the experts. The latest in "hands off" spin recovery techniques.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1985 (v.34#11) pg. 61

Cockpit classroom. Night flight operations.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1985 (v.34#12) pg. 61

Cockpit classroom. The overbanking tendency in coordinated steep turning flight.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1986 (v.35#1) pg. 58

Cockpit classroom. Wing tip vortices. How are they formed and how to avoid them.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1986 (v.35#2) pg. 37

Cockpit classroom. Cockpit perceptions.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1986 (v.35#3) pg. 31

Cockpit classroom. Short field landings.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1986 (v.35#4) pg. 27

Cockpit classroom. Safe landing principles.
SPORT AVIATION May 1986 (v.35#5) pg. 34

Cockpit classroom. Fueling and servicing general aviation aircraft. Part 1.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1986 (v.35#6) pg. 55

Cockpit classroom. Fueling and servicing general aviation aircraft. Part 2.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1986 (v.35#7) pg. 24

Cockpit classroom. Hazardous weather.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1986 (v.35#9) pg. 38

Cockpit classroom. Communications discipline.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1986 (v.35#10) pg. 57

Cockpit classroom. Unexpected icing.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1986 (v.35#12) pg. 66

Cockpit classroom. Wing design and stall characteristics. How the shape of the airfoil will control or affect stalls and recoveries.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1987 (v.36#2) pg. 34

Cockpit classroom. Attention in the cockpit. A look at the three types of attention failures in flying.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1987 (v.36#4) pg. 63

Cockpit classroom. Flight instructor responsibilities.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1987 (v.36#6) pg. 34

Systems approach to cross-country planning.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1987 (v.36#8) pg. 40

Cockpit classroom. Carburetor icing. How to detect and react to carburetor icing.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1987 (v.36#11) pg. 31
Added Info SPORT AVIATION May 1988 (v.37#5) pg. 37

Airport ramp hazards to light airplanes. Looks at jet blast, jet intake, sound, and wind chill.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1989 (v.38#3) pg. 37

Descent planning when flying aircraft at higher altitudes and higher speeds.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1989 (v.38#7) pg. 41

Evaluation of approaches and landings with emphasis on the crosswind landing.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1989 (v.38#9) pg. 34

Taming the taildragger pilot. A description of the rudder control required when flying a tailwheel aircraft. Includes a list of people who will give instruction in tailwheel aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1992 (v.41#4) pg. 35
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Jun 1992 (v.41#6) pg. 85

Coping with in-flight emergencies. Tips on dealing with engine failure, onboard fire, engine roughness, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1995 (v.44#8) pg. 77

Practicing stalls. Some tips on how to look, listen, feel and learn more about aircraft stalls.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1996 (v.45#2) pg. 152

Advice on making pilot logbook entries.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1996 (v.45#3) pg. 96

Airplane operating tips. (1) Pulling prop through. (2) Use of flaps. (3) Fuel management. (4) Let-downs. (5) Traffic behavior. (6) Engine shut-down. (7) Radios.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1996 (v.45#6) pg. 78

Tips on proper use of longitudinal trim.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1996 (v.45#10) pg. 152

Practicing steep turns (bank angle of 45-degrees or more).
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1996 (v.45#11) pg. 144

Power off glides. Factors affecting the glide and judging the glide.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1996 (v.45#12) pg. 144

Surviving engine failure after takeoff. Some tips.
SPORT AVIATION May 1998 (v.47#5) pg. 144

Tailwheel tamer. Dissertation for a pilot transitioning to a Piper PA-20 (or other less-than-docile taildraggers).
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Sep 1990 (v.18#9) pg. 24

Description of the "correct" procedure to do a wheel landing in a Cessna 180/185 aircraft. A wheel landing is the preferred method of the Missionary Aviator's Fellowship.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Jul 1995 (v.23#7) pg. 11

Proper technique for executing a downwind turn during a landing approach is explained.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Oct 1995 (v.23#10) pg. 9
Added Info VINTAGE AIRPLANE Nov 1995 (v.23#11) pg. 4