Linda, an FBO employee in California, writes: What can you tell me about pilot’s watches? It seems like all the pilots I see — especially the men — wear HUGE watches. Is this something they actually need? Or is it a style thing? And are they as expensive as they look?
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The five members of the Porter family are flying around the world in an AirVan on what dad Ian calls an “Edventure.”
Phillip, working on his commercial ticket in Florida, writes: “Settle a bet for us here at the flight school: Why is dead reckoning called dead reckoning? Online, there seems to be a lot of difference of opinion about the origin of the term.”
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While I agree that it sure seems like a lot of airplanes are running out of gas, to be honest, I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. And the reason for that boils down to two issues: First, there’s no way to know how much gas you have in your tanks, and second, there’s no way to know how much gas you’ll need for your flight.
I, like many of you, know perfectly well what a low approach is. What I didn’t know is that there are apparently quite a few people who don’t know what a low approach is. That affects my safety.
Is it true that if an airplane is completely destroyed, except for the data plate, that you can completely rebuild it, and it’s the “same” airplane?
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