The pilot was also the owner/builder of the Van’s RV-7A. He had removed and reinstalled the engine after the plane experienced a propeller strike. The accident flight was the first flight after the engine was reinstalled. [Read more…]
Humberto Vivanco sent in this photo of a Cub in a field, explaining: “Taken spring 2015 in Uvalde, Texas. Taken with HTC one, with mobile edit.”
Jason DeCamillis of Ypsilanti, Mich., has wanted to learn to fly a plane ever since he was a child. However, he never thought that it would be possible because he is legally blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, a progressive condition that slowly affects his peripheral and night vision.
“I have about 20° of central vision now, which some refer to as tunnel vision,” said DeCamillis, a special education teacher and advocate.
Earlier this year, he saw a video online of a pilot who had lost his license due to the same condition, but kept on flying by taking flight lessons.
“I thought, ‘Wow. Maybe I could do the same thing.’ I had just never thought to ask,” DeCamillis said. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26, to test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs).
“Margins of Safety: Angle of Attack Indicators” delivers a review of angle of attack (AOA), an introduction to the main types of AOA indicators available for general aviation pilots, and an overview of how they can be beneficial in stall awareness and prevention. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while taxiing for takeoff in the Cessna 172P for a local flight with passengers in Mitchellville, Md., the right rudder felt “stiff.” Once in the air, the rudder operated normally, however, the pilot’s first landing was “hard.” [Read more…]