Can An Airplane Take Off From A Treadmill?

Can An Airplane Take Off From A Treadmill?

It’s a scenario that’s not at all useful in the real world, but the theoretical debate rages on. In this situation, picture an airplane – the type is irrelevant – on a gigantic treadmill. The treadmill spools up its belt and the airplane powers up...
The Oshkosh Arrival Challenge

The Oshkosh Arrival Challenge

If you have a flight simulator, I have a challenge for you. Over on the Clayviation YouTube channel, we’ve just finished up a series entitled “Bucket List Flights: Flying To Oshkosh.” Over the course of five flight legs, we have used X-Plane 11 to travel from...
Take The Pressure Off: The Basics Of Trim

Take The Pressure Off: The Basics Of Trim

“Let go of the controls and see what happens.” For an eager student pilot looking to learn to control the airplane, most of the tasks of even basic airplane control seem like hard work. There’s so much to think about, and constant corrections and control inputs. Even...