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Stress: Not Just Wing Loads – Part One

Dr. Stahl’s latest post on the AOPA website:

Strike up a conversation at the FBO with a few pilots about stress and you’re likely to hear a detailed discussion on wing loading at the top of the “green arc,” maximum turbulent air penetration speeds, or maybe G-factor loads in steep turns. However, as I have talked about in previous articles, the central issue is that airplane parts are fixable and changeable; human parts are not. So when it comes to stress, the most important stress factors to manage are the personal stresses on each of us, not the wings of our airplanes.

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