Managing Climbs

What comes down must fist go up, and you can use excess power, a greater pitch attitude or a little of both to make that happen as conditions demand.

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It was a moonless night in the valley, with a strong wind behind us from the north. I usually fly single-pilot, but that night I had a new hire, an old friend, with me. He was getting to know a new-to-him airplane. We talked about the terrain and the wind and the runway length, and […]
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