April 2013 Issue

Climb Considerations

You perform at least one on each flight, but the math may dictate the best efficiency is found by flying much faster than the published speeds for your airplane.

long ago, an instructor explained to me that knowing the various options for using the airplane, the different ways to make it do what’s needed, and the savvy to use those different models as appropriate, differentiated aviating from rote piloting. In the case of using climb abilities to your benefit, the best preparation begins with knowing and understanding all available options, knowing the plane and practice.

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