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Ukraine and ‘easy’ flight instruments
In this episode, I travel to Kyiv to visit the State Aviation Museum and I let myself get utterly demotivated by the complexity of today’s cockpits in comparison to the old training manual that I’m basing myself on to learn to fly.
Below is a picture of me next to the largest transport helicopter that is currently in use, the Mil Mi-26 (also called Halo).
Links and credits
- The Vintage Pilot School podcast’s Facebook page.
- Official website of the State Aviation Museum in Kyiv.
- Example of a flight deck layout in a typical (modern) training aircraft.
- Teach Yourself to Fly, the original flying guidebook by Nigel Tangye, is available in facsimile via most popular online channels.
- Background music for this episode:
- May the Chords Be With You, by the Computer Music All-stars.
- Transfixion, by Metre.
- The Ukrainian National Hymn, available via the Wikimedia Commons archive.