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nationwide panic about potential terrorist attacks.
“Moving those other flyable airplanes
out of the hangar suddenly made sense
when I realized the stolen 150 was the
one Dwight trained in,” said Field. “And
it turned out the nighttime snow landing was illuminated only by Karleton’s
girlfriend’s auto headlights!”
Based on this incident, the Armstrongs proclaimed themselves the
“New Years Gang,” and with two other
conspirators continued an antiwar
crime spree culminating in the bombing of Sterling Hall on August 24, 1970.
The massive blast killed one researcher,
injured three others, and damaged two
dozen buildings. Three perpetrators
ultimately served time in prison, but the
fourth was never caught.
I told Field that I, too, was connected
to the story. “The judge who extradited
Karleton after he was later captured in
Canada was a distant relative of mine.
I told few people at the time, because
antiwar sentiment was still so heated.
Following two days of Summit
seminars, social events, and hangar talk,
Jean and I steered homeward. Beyond
the Colorado River we detoured south
over lower terrain to avoid ice-filled
cumulus. Only in the final moments of
flight was it clear we’d land at home
versus elsewhere. But the clouds parted
as we approached Flagstaff, and we
completed our journey amid stunning
panoramas of rainbows and red rock.
We’d returned to the present.
“Your piloting experience really pays
off on a trip like this, between tough
weather decisions and flying into a
busy convention,” said Jean. Could
be, but even today I couldn’t imagine
duplicating the despicable long-ago feat
of a 10-hour student pilot on his first
“solo” flight—tackling awful weather at
night, navigating to another airport, and
landing by auto headlights on a snowcovered runway.
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Flight Training - March 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - March 2013

Flight Training - March 2013
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Letters
Not What It Appears
After the Checkride
How It Works
ASI News Action
Training Products
Since You Asked
Member Products Final Exam
Checkride
Flight Lesson
Flying Carpet
The "S" Word
Women With Wings
Problem Solver
Technique
Weather
Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Career Advisor
Tech Talk
Juggling the Airplane
The Known to the Unknown
You're Not Done Yet
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Training - March 2013
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover2
Flight Training - March 2013 - 1
Flight Training - March 2013 - Contents
Flight Training - March 2013 - 3
Flight Training - March 2013 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - March 2013 - 5
Flight Training - March 2013 - Right Seat
Flight Training - March 2013 - 7
Flight Training - March 2013 - Letters
Flight Training - March 2013 - 9
Flight Training - March 2013 - Not What It Appears
Flight Training - March 2013 - 11
Flight Training - March 2013 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - How It Works
Flight Training - March 2013 - ASI News Action
Flight Training - March 2013 - Training Products
Flight Training - March 2013 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - March 2013 - 17
Flight Training - March 2013 - Member Products Final Exam
Flight Training - March 2013 - Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - 20
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 23
Flight Training - March 2013 - The "S" Word
Flight Training - March 2013 - 25
Flight Training - March 2013 - 26
Flight Training - March 2013 - 27
Flight Training - March 2013 - Women With Wings
Flight Training - March 2013 - 29
Flight Training - March 2013 - 30
Flight Training - March 2013 - 31
Flight Training - March 2013 - 32
Flight Training - March 2013 - 33
Flight Training - March 2013 - Problem Solver
Flight Training - March 2013 - 35
Flight Training - March 2013 - 36
Flight Training - March 2013 - 37
Flight Training - March 2013 - Technique
Flight Training - March 2013 - 39
Flight Training - March 2013 - Weather
Flight Training - March 2013 - 41
Flight Training - March 2013 - 42
Flight Training - March 2013 - Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Flight Training - March 2013 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - March 2013 - 45
Flight Training - March 2013 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - March 2013 - Juggling the Airplane
Flight Training - March 2013 - The Known to the Unknown
Flight Training - March 2013 - You're Not Done Yet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 50
Flight Training - March 2013 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - March 2013 - 63
Flight Training - March 2013 - Debrief
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover3
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover4
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