The pilot took off in his Super Cub from a private airstrip in a wheel/ski-equipped airplane on a local area flight. He attempted to land on an ice-covered, frozen lake, and, due to the bare ice conditions, he elected to land in a wheel configuration instead of ski configuration. [Read more…]
The student pilot, accompanied by a flight instructor, were practicing takeoffs and landings in a Piper Cherokee at the airport in Winder, Ga., when the airplane’s engine lost all power. [Read more…]
The 387-hour instrument-rated pilot, who had just 17 hours in actual IMC, and a passenger were flying in a Piper Seneca in IFR conditions near Manteo, N.C. The weather at the destination airport at the time of arrival was IFR because of reduced visibility with low drifting fog.
The pilot of the wheel/ski-equipped Cessna 185 landed on a remote, frozen, snow-covered lake near Skwenta, Alaska. While taxiing to park, the right wheel/ski struck an area of ice overflow that was covered by snow.
The pilot of a Piper Arrow and a passenger were attempting to fly a night instrument cross-country flight over Delaware. The pilot estimated the flight would take three hours 45 minutes. He planned to carry five and half hours of fuel onboard.
A private pilot and flight instructor were flying a Cessna 182 over a snow covered runway in Chiloquin, Ore. The pair did a low pass over the runway, then the CFI decided to demonstrate a soft field touch-and-go.
The pilot of an Aviat Husky was practicing touch-and-go landings on runway 36 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Learning to fly is challenging for most people. You have to get the money together and put in the time, overcome learning plateaus, and weather, and equipment challenges. Scott Miller from Albia, Iowa, had an additional challenge on the path to getting his wings — he is in a wheelchair.
Miller’s journey began in 2006 while serving in the National Guard. He was riding his motorcycle home from a military drill in Des Moines, when he hit a pothole and crashed. The accident broke his back, paralyzing him from the waist down.
While the accident changed Miller’s life, he said it also made him appreciate life more. “I don’t take anything for granted,” the 25-year-old notes.
After an uneventful cross-country flight in a Piper Cherokee, the pilot began the landing descent into Rock Springs, Wyo., by reducing engine power.
The pilot of a Bonanza accompanied by three passengers was approaching the airport in Richwood, La., in IFR conditions. When he checked in with the approach controller he gave his position as south of the airport at 7,000 feet MSL.