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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Leonardo Correa Luna

    Professional pilot and aviation photographer Leonardo Correa Luna is our first quarter 2017 featured photographer. Get to know the Uruguay native and Cessna 170 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography.

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Excellent video!
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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
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Backcountry pilots specially should be proficient and understand this.
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Distraction will get you killed.
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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
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Both. The point is that we see that there is a problem and attempt to fix or at least mitigate it. Concerning technique, not so much. Once the Administrator decides on a best technique,...
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A Thousand Words

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Pilot and photographer Leonardo Correa Luna

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