Your New Airplane

Becoming legal and safe are mandatory when tackling a new-to-you aircraft. But what you should be aiming for is becoming comfortable, which takes time.

When I showed up all those many moons ago for my commercial checkride, there was a last-minute snag. To conserve funds, I had been flying a Piper Warrior II for the maneuvers and other elements of the practical test standards in use at the time, and a Piper Arrow II for the complex-airplane portion. (This […]
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