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Roger, Wilco, Oveur and Dunn – Part 1

In order to safely and smoothly fly through our system you must do more than just talk the talk, you must understand the hidden meaning behind the talk -- thinking you understand isn’t good enough.

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RG Factors—10 Tips for Avoiding LGRMs

For several months we’ve been looking at the pandemic Landing Gear-Related Mishap (LGRM) rate in certified, piston-engine, retractable gear airplanes. Wrapping up, here are 10 Tips for Avoiding LGRMs.

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RG Factors: Wind

Gear-up and gear-collapse accidents (what I call collectively 'Landing Gear-Related Mishaps,' or LGRMs) account for nearly half of all reported incidents in certified, piston-powered retractable gear (RG) airplanes. There is a fairly strong correlation between these LGRMs and, of all things, a weather phenomenon-strong or gusty surface winds. How might surface winds exceeding 15 knots contribute to gear up and gear-collapse accidents?

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