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What’s in Your Hangar

The FAAs Order 5190.6B has stirred ire in the hearts of many pilots, developers, aviation-related business owners and airpark residents who see further enforcement of land-use restrictions as unnecessary meddling by the feds.

A Notable Retirement

Chuck Preston is the longest serving employee at KITPLANES.

What’s New

PS Engineering introduces a new audio panel, Zenair ships its first float kits, and Wicks offers a happy hour discount. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Flying Qualities of an Airplane Are Important

The author explains how the characteristics of an airplane affect pilot ability to complete tasks, response factors, stability and damping of the airframe to changes in angle of attack, basic stability, trim, control forces, and control power. He also addresses the controversy behind the design of airplanes, their characteristics and the resultant suitability for various types of flying;