John Deakin

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Climb Faster
March 30, 2014 Best rate of climb and best angle of climb speeds have no use beyond checkrides-and shouldn't even be used there, according to...

Pelican's Perch #87: Killer Go-Arounds
August 6, 2007 The recent crash of a warbird has John Deakin back on his soapbox to change our go-around habits.

Pelican's Perch #86: Where Are the Eyes? -- Part 2
June 27, 2007 Jet pilots don't have the luxury of looking outside as much as piston pilots do during takeoff; but there are ways to do better.

Pelican's Perch #85: Where Are The Eyes? -- Part 1
May 13, 2007 As AVweb readers know, John Deakin loves to get precision out of his airplane using instruments. But not when VFR near an...

Pelican's Perch #84: Don't Set Mixture with CHT
April 3, 2007 Some pilots think the ''new wave'' in engine management is not to use EGT to set the mixture but instead to keep the CHTs...

Pelican's Perch #83: The Shell Report
February 18, 2007 Shell's recent Tech Talk has great advice for how to run engines -- and some real bloopers.

Pelican's Perch #82: The Dreaded Three-Engine 747
January 7, 2007 With 27 years as a worldwide 747 captain, five as a worldwide Gulfstream IV captain, and lots of overwater time in a host of...

Pelican's Perch #81: It's a Jungle Down There
December 10, 2006 Brazil's courts held two U.S. bizjet pilots for two months without charges, seemingly on the assumption they were at fault for...

Pelican's Perch #20: Ground All Bonanzas?
May 8, 2005 [The raging controversy over the T-34 structural issues and the FAA's heavy-handed approach induced John Deakin to update...

Pelican's Perch #80: Gear-Up Landing In A 747?
November 21, 2004 You know the cliche: There are two kinds of retractable-gear pilots in the world -- those who have landed gear-up, and those...