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EAA - The Spirit of Aviation
Vol. 5, No. 6 September 2012
FROM THE EDITOR - IS YOUR SEASON WINDING DOWN, WINDING UP, OR TICKING ALONG NICELY?
By Ian Brown, Editor Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159
As you read this you might be considering the winter ski season, the fall hunting season, or whatever your nonflying hobbies happen to be. But wait; the flying season is not over yet. Some of the best flying weather is just about to begin, brimming with nice flat air and good lift. Here are a couple of autumn flying destinations to consider. Hopefully you will be able to get to at least one. Read more Ian Brown
MY FIRST (AND SECOND) PILOTS N PAWS FLIGHT
By Bob Pearson
I joined the Pilots N Paws Canada Forum in July after reading about it on another aviation website. Since then, I started checking the forum regularly, looking for an animal transport request that I might be able to help with. My aircraft is a small, two-seat RV-6, so I have very limited space to accommodate crates or large dogs. One day I saw a request from Deanna B. of New Orleans (NOLA) Lab Rescue for transporting a puppy in a crate that I thought I could provide my help. Read more Pilots n Paws Flight
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TEST-FLIGHT CARD, BEST RATE OF CLIMB, BEST ANGLE OF CLIMB
By Jack Dueck, EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council, EAA 337912
The next item to explore in our flight envelope is the establishment of the best rate of climb (Vy) and the best angle of climb (Vx).

Vy represents the airspeed that will give us the greatest gain in altitude with time. Vx airspeed will take longer to gain altitude, but it will do so in the shortest distance over the ground. Read more

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SECOND RESCUE FLIGHT FOR PILOTS N PAWS CANADA VOLUNTEER PILOT RON HASLAM
On Thursday, August 16, animal rescue volunteers from NOLA Labrador Retriever Rescue and Friendly Giants Dog Rescue waited at the Carp Airfield with two 10-week-old Cane Corso puppies and a frightened little German shepherd cross named Sapphy. Sweet little Sapphy had been left to die in a sealed cardboard box with her sister in a shopping mall parking lot in Quebec, and the Cane Corso puppies were part of an unwanted litter surrendered to a Quebec rescue organization. The great news for them was that their futures were no longer bleak, as many volunteers were working together to assure the best possible futures for them. Read more Pilots n Paws Volunteer Pilot Ron Haslam
BUILDERS' TIP: KISS - KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SAFE!
The KISS acronym is very appropriate to all stages of building an aircraft. That is not to say that the only good aircraft are simple ones. But if there are two ways to do something, and one of them is simpler, and the result is the same, pick simple. Let us have a look at a couple of KISS examples. Read more
ELECTRONICS CORNER FOREFLIGHT MOBILE
Many of you may have heard of, or even subscribe to, ForeFlight. If you're like me - interested but unwilling to pay up front for something I may not use - you may be interested in ForeFlight Mobile's 30-day trial. You can download the trial at the Apple app store. You can download charts, make and file flight plans, and get real-time weather maps. Read more Foreflight Mobile
AVIATION WORDS
Word of the Month: Empennage
As we all know, the empennage is the tail section of the airplane and consists of the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, the rudder and elevators, and trim tabs.

The actual origin of the word comes from the French verb empenner which means to feather or fletch an arrow. In other words it's the French equivalent of the English slang "tail feathers". Since we're in this area of the dictionary, the word fuselage also derives from a French word - fuseau which means a spindle. So an aircraft is a spindle-shaped thing with feathers on. Got it?
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