The student pilot was making an approach to the airport at Newcastle, Wyo., in a Cessna 172. When the airplane was about 20 feet above ground level and about 15 feet short of the approach end of the runway, it began to sink. [Read more…]
It’s not often we get to learn – in such a graphic way – from an inflight emergency. At the May 8, 2015 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover a TBM Avenger suffered a “1500psi pinhole hydraulic leak vaporized in the cockpit, appeared like smoke, and prompted a decision to abort the flyover and land at Reagan DCA airport.” [Read more…]
By ELIZABETH WALKER
The inscribed bricks at the walkway entrance to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in Florida mark a significant date for a small group of students at the school. Each of the red bricks commemorates a student’s first solo.
So far, 28 bricks have been laid and the numbers will climb steadily with each yearly dedication. [Read more…]
Smitty Smith from FunPlacestoFly.com posted this video of what we pilots don’t normally see during a takeoff. He explains: “Just for fun, I made this video showing what you don’t usually see as a pilot. Now if the camera designers could only make their cameras more aerodynamic so the wind doesn’t make them bounce around, it would be great. My apologies for the bumpy visual ride.” [Read more…]