The flight instructor and a student pilot were practicing touch-and-go landings in the Beech Musketeer. The CFI noted there was a “light” crosswind from the right. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 206 was approaching to land on a private unimproved runway near Sabinal, Texas. The field immediately adjacent to the landing area had been recently plowed. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna Cardinal reported that the engine experienced a total loss of power while in cruise flight near Elcho, Wis. He attempted to restart the engine without success, so he made a forced landing on a snow-covered field. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 172 was attempting to land near Okeechobee, Fla. He engaged one notch of flaps and applied brakes and full power to initiate a short-field takeoff from a dirt road. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Bellanca 7ECA reported that after touchdown in the tail wheel-equipped airplane in Santa Paula, Calif., the airplane began to veer to the left, [Read more…]
According to the passenger, the pilot of the Super Cub was making a second low pass over friends just before the accident in Sterling, Alaska. Witnesses reported seeing the airplane flying very slowly, about 300 feet above the ground, with the engine at a low power setting. [Read more…]
“You should see all the Cessna 195s!”
You hear this all the time at AirVenture when someone comes back from Vintage Aircraft Parking. Often, there are rows and rows of the high-wing taildraggers with their distinctive bumped cowls.
It’s not unusual to find multi-generational families of C195 owners camped beneath the wings of their airplanes, ready to tell you the story of the vintage machine and extol its virtues. Many will tell you they are not the owners of the airplane — they are merely its caretaker for the time being.
And don’t be surprised if you are invited to join the Cessna 195 Type Club when you visit. [Read more…]
Jan Johnson, a self-described caretaker of a 1952 LC-126C (the military variant of the C-195) living in the Silicon Valley of California, says the enthusiastic technological and emotional support of the International Cessna 195 Club were invaluable when she decided the iconic round engine Cessna was her aircraft of choice.
The pilot, who was flying a Rans S-5 Coyote over desert near Lake Pleasant, Ariz., had been in cruise flight for about 30 minutes when he advanced the throttle to increase airspeed. The engine power unexpectedly dropped to idle. [Read more…]
The pilot was attempting to land the Luscombe 8 in Elkhart, Indiana. The airplane touched down on the left main landing gear and bounced. [Read more…]