The pilot of the Cessna 182, accompanied by three passengers, was attempting to land at Bridgeport, Calif. The approach was normal, but when the plane was on final with full flaps deployed, the pilot noticed power lines prior to the runway. [Read more…]
It’s time again for our special focus on backcountry flying in the print issues of General Aviation News. We’re reaching out to backcountry pilots with a call for memories of your most memorable or notable backcountry flight. What makes it so noteworthy? Where was it? Who was with you?
If you are a backcountry pilot, do you have any advice for readers who haven’t yet ventured off the airport? What’s the important lesson you’ve learned from your adventures? Where is a great place for a novice backcountry pilot to begin? What do you wish you had known before beginning your backcountry flying?
Add your comments below or send them to email@example.com. Also, send your photos from your backcountry adventures and you may see them published in the July 20 issue.
It is easy to get caught up in the minutiae and challenges of aviation. But we need to remember the WHY we fly. So, the Boldmethod crew asked their readers to leave a voice mail with the answer to two simple questions, “How’d you get your start in aviation?” and “What was your most memorable flight with your Dad or Mom?” Those messages turned into the latest Direct To podcast from Boldmethod. Take 24 minutes… enjoy the stories, and then take a walk through your own memories. [Read more…]
A French couple found they had an unexpected passenger on a recent flight:
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…]