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A PILOT’S VIEW, EPISODE 2

THE FIRST pilots moved levers forward and aft, wiggled their hips or shoulders this way or that and gripped wheels, only some of which steered. (See http://wp.me/p2ETap-2aF.) Before long, however,┬ácontrols … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE PILOT’S VIEW, EPISODE 1

THE EARLIEST aeroplanes were less than open-cockpit, for they had no cockpits at all. Orville or Wilbur Wright initially lay prone on a padded cradle on the bottom wing of … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 1 Comment