Features

March 2007 Issue

Mellow yellow

As enticing as it may be even in smooth air, flight in the airspeed indicatorís yellow arc risks structural failure and more.

One of the reasons we fly airplanes is to go fast. I confess: Thereís a certain satisfaction from pushing the airplane hard, up into its yellow arc. If youíre lucky, you fly something capable of such speeds without much effort, even in the summer or at high altitude, when the air is thinner and indicated airspeeds lower.

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