Improving Your Glide

We all know to fly the best glide speed when a single's engine quits, but there's a lot more to it. Weight, for one. Wind, for another. Soaring may hold the answer.

My first flight instructor’s words from decades ago are stuck with me: “Glide, grass, gas,” he said, and then repeated it. “Glide, grass, gas.” He was talking about engine failures, and these three little words are a nice mental checklist for what to do when the engine of a single-engine airplane stops. Glide: Fly at […]
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