Coffin Corner – “The flight regime where any increase in airspeed will induce high-speed Mach buffet and any decrease in airspeed will induce low-speed Mach buffet.” – FAA Airplane Flying Handbook
From a pilots point of view coffin corner (also called Q-Corner or aerodynamic ceiling), is when the high-speed limit and low-speed limit on your airspeed come together as your altitude increases.
In the below image you can see the high speed and low-speed tapes converging.
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As winter is arriving this year, I thought it would be a good idea to review the Cold Temperature Restricted Airports and Cold Temperature Altitude Corrections unveiled by the FAA in 2014.
Here’s how to run the Garmin 430/530 (400 and 500 series simulators) on a Mac / Apple computer, a newer version of Windows or even Linux.
I’ve had the privilege of working with a lot of different pilots over the years. Of these people I’ve seen many different styles and personalities. Fighter pilot wannabes, cranky pilots, ladder climbing politicians, and those just happy to be flying.
It takes all types to keep the aviation industry running, however, there seems to be a common thread among the strongest pilots. From the best student pilots to the highest paid captains, a certain mindset seems to be shared. An overwhelming sense of balanced and relaxed confidence.
If you want one thing that will significantly improve your flying ability, help you spend considerably less time and money on training, increase your confidence in the sky, and make your life as a pilot all around easier… VISUALIZATION!!