The Cessna 172 Electrical System

The Cessna 172 Electrical System

I remember being told that the airplane was equipped with a 28 volt, direct current, alternator driven electrical system. “Is that good?” I thought, as a student pilot without a background in mechanical stuff. It could have been a 1.21 gigawatts electrical...
The Autopilot: Past, Present and Future

The Autopilot: Past, Present and Future

I’ve never stood on the wing of an airplane mid-flight. I guess it’s nothing I’ve ever considered. If I ever found myself in that situation, though, I’d likely want to have a very competent pilot at the controls. So I certainly haven’t...