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UndertheRadar Stories by Norm Goyer

The Battle of the Beautiful Biplanes

BY: Norm Goyer When I look at an airplane I see far more than a flying machine. For example, I firmly believe that aviation owes some of its success to the alluring beauty of our early biplanes between the air … Continue reading

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Mother Cessna 172 and her Chicklets

By Norm Goyer There is a good reason why the Cessna 172 Skyhawk is named year after year as one of the best aircraft ever designed. It is! I believe that a huge percentage of pilots around the world have … Continue reading

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Face Off, Piper J-3 Cub vs. Aeronca 7AC Champ

By: Norm Goyer Both the J-3 and the 7AC recently got a new lease on life. They both are approved for flying with a driver’s license only. There are a few provisions that must be met however. They have to … Continue reading

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Latest on Diesel Powered Aircraft

By: Norm Goyer The fact that 100LL aircraft fuel is going to be withdrawn from production due to its source of lead in the atmosphere has spurred a frantic search for a replacement. It seems that aircraft fuel using lead … Continue reading

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A Rap on Greatest Aviation Advancements

A Rap on Greatest Aviation Advancements The Deperdusen was a 1913 aircraft built for racing events. Compare it to Wright Brother’s aircraft only ten years earlier. By: Norm Goyer The lifespan of heavier than air flight is about 100 years … Continue reading

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