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Features May 2013 Issue

Real bird vs. RedBird

When you’re off the gauges for a while, you can get current again in an airplane or in any of a new breed of capable, but economical sims. Each has its merits and drawbacks.

The physical world is full of inverse proportions and one I’ve noticed is that when winter temperatures dip to, say, 20 degrees, my northern friends are four times more likely to bitterly complain that Florida, where I live, is nothing but a mosquito-infested fever swamp; God’s waiting room, if you will. But it’s something else, too: Florida is where instrument skills go to die. …

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