May 1999 Issue

Double Vision

Two engines can double your pleasure Ė or add dramatically to your workload

Something about flying a twin grabs your attention. Sitting up high, a fistful of throttles, ďclear one, turning oneĒ Ė it all adds up to a feeling of power and control.

Thatís appropriate, of course, because power and control are the big issues in learning to fly a light twin. Itís not a matter of having power and control, itís that you can lose them very quickly when something goes wrong. Flying a light twin isnít for everyone, and itís not a panacea that takes all the risk out of flying. But with proper instruction, flying a twin is, in some ways, as good as it gets.

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