Trivia Teaser: Quick! What’s that number, again?

You are flying a Normal Category aircraft. During cruise, ATC informs you that moderate turbulence is to be expected in about 10 miles on your route of flight. You quickly try to remember what the maneuvering speed (Va) is for your aircraft, is but to no avail. On the placard in front of you, though, is written the stall speed, which is 50 knots. Which number would be closest to Va for your aircraft?

Trivia Teaser: The men from the boys

Special crew qualifications were required to land using a rather infamous approach to the southeast into Hong Kong because of terrain and other problems. Because a straight-in approach towards this particular runway was not possible, an approach was made with which system?

Two Props and a Pink Slip

I have survived five checkrides in my 18-year flying history, and I dreaded every one. Only one, my private pilot checkride, felt good from the start, perhaps because I had no idea what to expect or didn't understand the consequences of a pink slip.