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Avoidance Maneuvers

When I was in the Navy I was a test pilot.  I had an opportunity to fly all kinds of aircraft.  My primary aircraft was the F/A-18 Hornet.  But I also flew gliders, helicopters, P-3s and vintage WWII tail draggers (to name a few).  One of the tasks of a test pilot is to evaluate an aircraft’s…

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The Glider

When I was a kid I used to build models.  Maybe you know the kind.  They consisted of a bunch of plastic pieces stuck in a plastic holding frame that you twisted out and glued or snapped together.  If you got too impatient and wrestled all the pieces out first you could have a real…

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