Erratum

SteveC

Really?
Staff member
(quoted without permission from March 2004 AOPA's Flight Training, in a correction piece):

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Because of misplaced decimals in "Insights: Visual perceptions" (February AOPA Flight Training), the power-off best-glide ratios cited for most all-metal light airplanes should result in a calm-wind descent angle of 5.5 to 6.5 degrees, not 55 to 65 degrees....

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Holy smokes, anybody (besides MikeD) ever do a 55 to 65 degree descent angle? And then have the moxy to call it "best-glide"?
 

FL270

New Member
The nose is pointed pretty much straight down in a fully-developed spin. Does that count??

Ha ha.
 
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