Full Circle: Big Pistons

Written by Thomas Block
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November 2014-

Nothing else quite compares to nudging a throttle
that's connected to a big radial engine.

     In reality I had far more flight time in turbine-powered aircraft over the 50-plus years of my flying career than I did with piston powerplants, but it was those days that I fiddled with old-fashioned whirling and chugging bangers that made me feel that I was a real pilot.

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