Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.
Visit our Flying shop
There was a recent accident in Ireland and among a lot of other information the final report contains the following statement
"Shortly after the sighting by Witness B, it is likely that the aircraft began a downwind turn to the right. This turn is significant, as the aircraft would be manoeuvring from a high indicated speed/low groundspeed condition when heading into wind, to a low indicated speed when turned downwind. If the turn is made quickly, the effect of inertia may not allow the aircraft’s speed to increase sufficiently to maintain flight. This will result in a substantial loss of lift across the wing precipitating an aerodynamic stall"
Does this make sense ? Perhaps Peter Garrison would like to comment - there is a lot of discussion on the web site http://www.flyinginireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3665&start=30.
You and your airplane can help patients, kids, the disabled or even the environment.
Copyright © 2013 FLYING. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.