An Australian builder sent the weblink to the following online article published by Recreational Aviation Australia: "Don't Fly Real Fast."
Using plain English and writing about "sport pilot" class airplanes and pilots, the writer explains the perils of overspeeding your light aircraft.
This article is just one in a series of online articles titled "Decreasing your exposure to risk," which examines and explains the flight dynamics associated with some common events that can lead to disastrous outcomes, and how to recognize and avoid them.

The Recreational Aviation Australia website publishes additional informative articles, including an online ground school to make it easy to review these materials.
Though I haven't had the chance to read through it all, the website also has what appears to be a pretty thorough introduction to "Builders guide to safe aircraft materials" which covers light aircraft building materials (aluminum, steel, wood, composites...). If you find this interesting, make sure to read the series of articles we've posted on the Zenith website: "Light Aircraft Design and Construction College."

There's a lot of information available (online and in print) to help us be better and safer pilot and builders, though sorting through it all can be a huge task. Let's share websites that offer good practical information on flying (and building) light aircraft.

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Comment by Chumphol Sirinavin on March 30, 2009 at 7:30am
Thanks, Sebastien, for pointing this out.
Actually there is a whole lot of good readings, ground school and all at this website. This is a refresher before my next exams.
Comment by Roger Lambert on March 28, 2009 at 2:45pm
Most Excellent! Every builder/owner should read this.
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on March 25, 2009 at 9:52pm
That was a good read and a very informative website. Thanks Sebastien.

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