The Air Tractor 402B pilot reported that he was reading a map in an effort to identify the correct field to spray while maneuvering at low altitude in dark night conditions near Wellton, Ariz. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that about 20 minutes into the banner tow flight near Gainesville, Florida, he noticed that the Cessna 172 had descended about 100 feet from its established altitude. [Read more…]
The pilot and passenger departed on a balloon flight and had been airborne for a little over an hour before making three attempts to land near Rio Rancho, N.M. [Read more…]
The Cessna 170 had not been flown for about eight months.
Before departing to practice landings at the airport in Ridgely, Maryland, the owner added aviation gasoline to the fuel tanks, which also contained automotive gasoline that had been added about six to eight months previously. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was landing at a non-towered airport in Onaway, Mich., at night to drop off a passenger. During the landing flare just prior to touchdown, he saw three deer run onto the runway out of his periphery. [Read more…]
The solo student pilot was performing a touch-and-go landing and touched down too far down the runway at the airport in Tomball, Texas. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was flying low over a rice field in Willows, Calif., when the Champion’s wheels caught in the vegetation.
He tried to pull up, but the plane was pulled down into the rice field. [Read more…]
The flight instructor stated that, while in cruise flight at an altitude of 2,500 feet near Christmas, Florida, he observed two large birds directly ahead of the airplane. [Read more…]
The WACO YMF pilot departed from Runway 26, and flew over a local golf course, then turned to return to the airport in Somerville, N.J., where she entered the traffic pattern on the downwind leg for runway 26, flying between 75 and 80 knots. [Read more…]
The pilot was departing on a short cross-country flight to deliver the Cessna 172C for some elective maintenance.
He requested and received clearance for an intersection departure at the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. [Read more…]