Learning Experiences

February 2010 Issue

Bird Strike!

Even after many years safely operating general aviation aircraft, their ability to simultaneously frighten and educate never ceases to amaze me. One example came on an otherwise benign summer weekend afternoon. I had checked out one of the military flying club’s Piper Arrow IIs for a local flight. I had a trip coming up in another couple of weeks and wanted to make sure everything I remembered about the airplane was, in fact, correct.

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