As a 25 year Air Force fighter pilot, air show pilot and general aviation pilot I cannot agree more with your approach and lessons from this first news letter. It doesn't matter whether you have a 60 horse J3 or 50,000lbs of thrust in an Eagle in the Susitna MOA. You need to know what you and your airplane are capable of. The only way to determine this is try it once and maybe get lucky, or practice it repeatedly until your skills and judgment is what you are relying on, not your luck!
Keep up the great work in the air and at the computer.
Major Jon C.