Love at First Flight

Captain Judy’s Corner: Love at First Flight – Handling Characteristics Make Every Aircraft Unique Maneuverability and handling characteristics vary from aircraft to aircraft. Pictured here is Captain Judy Rice in her AA1A. My initial training was in a docile Cessna 150 (C150) and a spunky Piper Tomahawk. I appreciated the C150’s stability and enjoyed the Tomahawk’s maneuverable handling characteristics. Shortly after completing my private pilot check ride, I noticed a cute little airplane practicing take-offs and landings. I was looking to increase my experience, and this looked to be a fun airplane to fly. I inquired at the airport office regarding this mysterious airplane. The Grumman AA1A was owned by three pilots. One […]