Living With Limitations

All aircraft have operating limitations, even if they're simple and easily understood. Exceeding them might not bite you today, but easily can over the long term.

An aviation’s early days, there were few if any regulatory criteria on designs and operations. Pilots and maintenance personnel were up to their own on deciding what limits they would adhere to. Accidents were plentiful and often unnecessary. The public demanded that safety be improved, and government, engineers and the military stepped in to establish […]
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