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Carly Courtney graduated summa cum laude with her BFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College nestled in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Carly is still there, living the dream writing articles and flying (as a student pilot) whenever she can!

Posts by Carly Courtney

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The Beechcraft 58 Baron has been at the top of its class since 1984. The Beechcraft 58 Baron evolved from a long line of …

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The 730lb, 100 HP Rans S-7S Courier is a Testament to the Freedom of Light-Sport Aircraft In November 1982, the one-seat Rans S-4 Coyote became …

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A Student Pilot Struggles With Making Progress and The Elusive Concept of “Greased Landings” [This is the seventh in a series of articles detailing …

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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is considered to be the best fighter Germany’s produced during the war, and for good reason. The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 …

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Was Born an Aristocrat and Died a Renowned Aviator and one of the World’s Most Beloved Authors Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into …

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Pancho Barnes Lived Her Life Throttle to the Firewall – and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way On July 22, 1901, Florence Leontine Lowe was born …

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Edwin Albert Link Decided Flight Training Was Too Expensive and Changed Aviation Forever with the Link Trainer Edwin Albert Link was born on July 26, 1904, …

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John Knudsen “Jack” Northrop Fought Tooth and Nail for His Company, and the Flying Wing Concept Jack Northrop was born in Newark, New Jersey …

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A Student Pilot Compares a Low Wing Piper Cherokee to a High Wing Cessna Skyhawk and Learns Ground Reference Maneuvers in Mountain Turbulence [This is …

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Since the 1960s, the Alton Bay Ice Runway Draws Hordes of Pilots to New England, but a Lack of Funding Has Made It Difficult to …

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