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Fascinating aviation knowledge, civilian and military, big and small.

Fascinating aviation knowledge, civilian and military, big and small.
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United States

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Fascinating aviation knowledge, civilian and military, big and small.

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English


Episodes

#22: Turn Circles and One/Two-Circle Fights

7/24/2018
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Turn circles are a fundamental concept in basic fighter maneuvers, or BFM -- the skill of dogfighting. In this episode I will cover the mechanics of turn circles, including rate and radius. I’ll also cover entry windows, and the basics of the one-circle and two-circle fight.

Duration:00:10:15

#21: RVSM Airspace

7/14/2018
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Altimeters get less accurate the higher you go. For the longest time, the rules required that airplanes flying above 29,000 feet have 2,000 feet of separation between them, instead of the usual 1,000 feet. But with more and more airliners flying, we needed a way to double the capacity of the flight levels. Enter reduced vertical separation minima, or RVSM: The rules and restrictions that allow us to pack them in even in thinner air.

Duration:00:09:19

#20: Carrier Departures and Recoveries

6/26/2018
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There are multiple ways for Navy and Marine aircraft to launch and recover to an aircraft carrier, and it all depends on the weather and visibility. In this episode, I discuss the different ways that carrier aircraft are launched and recovered.

Duration:00:10:07