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Curtis XF15C — Airplanes by Design

27 February 1945 was the first flight of the Curtis XF15C a prototype powered by both a propeller and a turbojet engine. For more information visit wikipedia. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. Do you […]

practice — observations #21

Studies suggest that people don’t really know what practice is, especially not deliberate practice. ¬†Geoffery Colvin puts it best: Simply hitting a bucket of balls is not deliberate practice, which is why most golfers don’t get better. Hitting an eight-iron 300 times with a goal of leaving the ball within 20 feet of the pin […]