The solo student pilot was attempting to land the Cessna 172 on the runway in Grand Forks, N.D. His first approach was too fast, so he performed a go-around. [Read more…]
Gene Sanders sent in these shots from Detroit River Days this past weekend. Ron Staley and Bill Werth, among others, were taking advantage of a box of waivered airspace 7,000 feet long and 500 feet wide straight through the heart of “The D” above the Detroit River,” he reports. [Read more…]
Researchers at Harvard University are conducting an anonymous pilot health study.
The study, open to current and retired airline, will be used to research the environmental effects of the cockpit environment, including fatigue, air quality, radiation, noise, and more. To date, the study has pilots from over 23 countries participating.
You can participate by going to PilotHealthStudy.org
The Mooney M20K’s engine lost power in flight, and the pilot made a forced landing to a field near Hudson, Colo. The pilot was seriously injured.
During the post-accident examination, one pint of fuel was recovered from the right wing fuel tank, and 7.5 gallons of fuel were recovered from the left wing fuel tank. The fuel selector valve was found in the right fuel tank position. No fuel was found in the lines to the engine.
The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident as the pilot’s improper fuel management, which resulted in the loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.
NTSB Identification: CEN13LA388
This June 2013 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Our good friend Albert Dyer sent in this photos, explaining: “Besides the traditional Florida attractions vying for your vacation time, for those with an airplane there is the Shuttle Facility Tour.” [Read more…]
By BRIAN WYNNE
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or drones, have grown in the past few years from a niche tool to a must-have holiday toy and business asset.
The increasing availability of this technology has led many new enthusiasts to take to the skies, sometimes in places where they shouldn’t be.
Newcomers to UAS technology are often excited to get their new systems off the ground. However, many of these users do not realize that just because the technology is easily acquired does not mean that it can be flown anywhere or for any purpose. [Read more…]
Red Bull Air Race pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones fly through a hangar in Wales at 185 mph in a new Red Bull Barnstorming video.