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View Diary: Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan - how can it be the WRONG way, when you're flying TOWARDS Ireland?! (39 comments)

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  •  It has been a long time since I studied that part (7+ / 0-)

    of the regulations for a test, but as I recall, general aviation aircraft have a maximum stalling speed of 61 mph in order to be certified.  Most light aircraft stall below that speed.  The slowest I have ever flown without stalling was 21 mph indicated on the airspeed in a Blanik L=13 glider. That is serious slow flight.

    There are some aircraft designed for slow takeoff and landing that have a stalling speed as low as 16 mph if lightly loaded.
     

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 04:16:29 PM PDT

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