The accident happened when a Highlander and a Taylorcraft were attempting to land at an airpark in Bryan, Ohio. [Read more…]
Becoming a pilot is a metaphor for life: Getting your pilot certificate is a challenge, and conquering that challenge can give you the confidence to tackle other life obstacles.
Charles Stites, executive director of Able Flight, a not-for-profit organization that makes flight and aviation career training possible for disabled people, knows this only too well. On opening day of SUN ’n FUN, he noted that it would never happen without the support of businesses such as Tempest Plus Marketing Group out of Gibsonville, N.C. [Read more…]
XL stands for eXtra Large. The high wings with the bulbous tires is reminiscent of Just Aircraft’s popular Super Stol, but the XL is 24 inches longer in the fuselage and 6 inches longer in the cowling. [Read more…]
The private pilot had logged 212 hours, including 40 in the Piper Arrow. Two witnesses reported seeing an airplane matching the description of the Piper Arrow flying in the area of the departure airport at very low altitudes about 90 minutes before the accident near Norfolk, Neb. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Waco YKS-7 was attempting to land in a crosswind at Rialto, Calif. The airplane swerved during the landing roll and the pilot applied the brakes to regain directional control. [Read more…]
A flight instructor and student were practicing short field landings in a Cirrus SR22 at the airport in Milledgville, Ga. When the airplane was about 20 feet above the ground and on final approach, the airspeed suddenly decreased. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 172 entered the traffic pattern at a residential airpark in Davis, W.Va. He was concerned about the houses located near the runway, so he approached the 3,000-foot runway higher and faster than he normally would. [Read more…]
Sectionals, headsets, kneeboards — all are appropriate gifts for the pilot in your life. If the pilot in your life also has a seaplane rating, gifts appropriate to watercraft operations come into play. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 182 was practicing touch-and-go landings at the airport in Colorado Springs.
He was on his sixth approach when the tower air traffic controller requested that he do a short approach. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 152 and a passenger were returning to their home airport at the conclusion of a cross-country flight. The pilot elected to perform a simulated loss of engine power and subsequent practice approach to a farm field.
During the approach, the airplane descended to about the height of the irrigation system installed in the field. The pilot noticed a “glint of light” and instinctually applied full power, increased pitch, and rolled the airplane right. [Read more…]