July 2010 Issue

Going To Extremes

Absolutely excellent article ("Extreme-Altitude Hazards") by Jim Lockridge in the May issue summarizing issues that confront pilots in the high-altitude environment. I canít recall ever seeing a better or more thorough summary of the topic, and Iíve been reading aviation publications for a long time. This subject has been of particular interest to me for over 30 years, after I flew a sailplane to 41,000 feet in a mountain wave west of Boulder, Colo.

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