Slip Sliding Away, Part 2

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Note: In Part 1 , we discussed how runway contamination decreases aircraft acceleration rates, substantially decreases braking effectiveness, and decreases directional control. But how much runway will you need? When the runway is contaminated, we need a lot more distance in case of a rejected...
Patrick Veillette, Ph.D.

Upon his retirement as a non-routine flight operations captain from a fractional operator in 2015, Dr. Veillette had accumulated more than 20,000 hours of flight experience in 240 types of aircraft—including balloons, rotorcraft, sea planes, gliders, war birds, supersonic jets and large commercial transports. He is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University.

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