Is there any truth to the story that if your static port gets blocked you can break the glass on the vertical speed indicator to restore the system?
Through the years, we were variously labeled as Aeronauts, Aviators and Aviatrixes; Birdmen and Birdwomen; Eagles; Fliers; Pilots; and sometimes Operator or Occupant.
There are 635 Hot Spots at airports across the United States right now.
While I don’t know where the term black box comes from, I’m pretty sure I know why it won’t go away: It sounds cool.
There are three competing theories to explain the use of the word “cockpit” as the name for the nerve center of an airplane.
“Why do they call it a Form 337?
I recall thinking we’d likely crash just fine, even without me trying.
As a side note, it amuses me that for one minute twice a year, both the expiring and replacement charts are simultaneously valid.
There’s lots of tricks to increase speed: Adding power, reducing drag, changing aerodynamics, and reducing weight.
The short answer: No. In fact, it’s your patriotic duty to continue flying.