The Learning Never Stops!
Aviation is complicated business, and it can be deadly if not undertaken with the right mindset. Our goal here at Code 7700 is to prepare you to avoid the day you will need to Squawk 7700, but if that day ever comes, to prepare you to deal with it competently.
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Do you like to argue? I don't, but I know people who do. As for me, I am fine with letting a difference in opinion exist without saying a word. (You could take my silence as agreement, but that doesn't bother me either. Usually.) Now, what if it matters that you convince your "adversary" that they are wrong and you are right? There is a very good technique that helps them to see your point of view. But be careful, with this technique you could also find out that it is you that are wrong.
Arguing by Listening
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Do you have a need for speed? The desire to go supersonic if you can, or as fast as the airplane will allow otherwise? Or perhaps what you have is a need to get to where you are going in minimum time. No matter the need, the process of getting that extra speed could be dangerous or may not yield the time savings you hoped for.
The Need for Speed
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You may have heard the term "alpha" as well as "beta" when discussing the aerodynamics of your airplane. Your experience with either term may be limited unless you are operating a fly-by-wire aircraft and the manufacturer decided to give you a look inside all those fancy control laws. If even your aircraft is "fly-by-cable," you should consider alpha and beta. The aircraft may do something you don't expect if you neglect either concept.