These articles are based in part upon the NTSB final report for a given accident. The intention is to bring the probable and contributing causes of these accidents to our readers’ attention, so they can learn from them and apply them to their own flying.
about the author
Peter Garrison taught himself to use a slide rule and tin snips, built an airplane in his backyard, and flew it to Japan. He began contributing to FLYING in 1968, and he continues to share his columns, “Technicalities” and “Aftermath,” with FLYING readers.
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Airplanes use two types of control-surface balance: aerodynamic and mass.