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Fast 5 - October 13th

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1. Video tip: understanding Class E airspace.
1. Video tip: understanding ClassE airspace.
Unless you're flying a jet high into the flight levels, there's a good chance that the majority of your flying will take place in Class E airspace. This week's tip takes a look at the operating requirements, minimum VFR weather and how to identify Class E airspace on the sectional chart.
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2. The day I almost didn't take off.
2. The day I almost didn't take off.
As I advanced the throttle, the acceleration on takeoff was less than I thought it should be, but I justified this with the thought it was a 140 and not the 180. No alarms were going off in my mind yet. What could go wrong with almost 760 lbs of people and full fuel?
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3. Video: what flying is all about.
3. Video: what flying is all about.
Flying is about lift and thrust, weight and drag. But as Trent Palmer shows in this amazing video, flying is also about gaining a new perspective on the world and enjoying life. After watching these three taildraggers fly around a mountain at sunset, we think you'll agree that "life is too short to eat dessert last."
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4. How to use the weight and balance features in ForeFlight.
4.How to use the weight and balance features in ForeFlight.
ForeFlight's weight and balance tool allows you to quickly analyze last minute loading changes and will alert you if any parameters are outside your airplane's envelope. To help you get going we'll show you how to use this feature to create a custom aircraft profile and work through a typical weight & balance calculation.
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5. Friday Photo: Phoneix sunset.
5.Friday Photo:
Phoneix sunset.
Photographers call it the golden hour for a reason. As this Friday Photo from Kimberly Prodan shows, the time just before night falls is utterly amazing -, especially from an airplane. This photo captures the emerging lights of Phoenix below, while the sun's fading light paints the horizon.
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