But very rarely, one finds a writer who is so talented that you go back in time and hunt down everything they have every published.
Readers may recall that in February we talked to Carl about electric VTOL taxis and recently highlighted his article on “6 Dumb Aircraft That Should Have Died on the Drawing Board,” which contained the immortal line “There’s no such thing as a stupid question, but there is often such a thing as a stupid idea.”
This piece marks his debut original work for Franklin Faraday Insights. We say it every week, but now more than ever: Don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list!
Thus, this week Carl Forsling—who frequently writes about topics such as V-22 Ospreys and why aircraft carriers are in danger of obsolescence—tells us how to apply lessons from aviation into our personal and business affairs.
Just getting a heavier-than-air craft to fly at all was practically a miracle. Unfortunately for those pioneering aviators, early aircraft engines were extremely unreliable. The casualty rates were horrendous.