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It is simply a VFR flight, you need to meet normal VFR requirements plus a qualified safety pilot to watch outside for traffic. I assume this aircraft has the minimum IFR flight instruments not including navigation, and is being used to practice basic instrument attitude skills, otherwise I don't know what the point would be. Flight by reference to ...


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Any US-registered aircraft can be based in any country subject to that country's rules. Just check with your local aviation authorities in the country where you want the aircraft to be based before you reposition the aircraft. Some may require you to depart the country every so many days/weeks/months, sometimes in as simple a way as a short hop across a ...


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There are two fundamental things that are (or should be) at play here: damping and natural pitch stability. First, stability. Most airplanes (but not all fighters) have a natural tendency to come back to a certain (called trimmed) angle of attack. I won't explain here how it happens aerodynamically, but the point is that as the airplane pitches up, a moment ...


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This depends on what level of realism you want. If you want high, save yourself a lot of work by using an existing dynamics model like the JSBSim. There are model templates for it that have all the needed functions for reasonably realistic model are predefined and you just tweak the coefficients to get the performance you want. If you want low, just make the ...


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I would say it all depends on the aircraft and its POH and also the runway itself (soft or hard). For instance, in the Cessna 150/152 (and I believe 172), the short field takeoff (with obstacles) requires no flaps, so there wouldn't be any penalty for the climb rate and would always be advantageous unless on a soft field. If there is no obstacle, 10 degrees ...


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