The Bellanca 17-30A was cruising at 8,500 feet when the engine experienced a partial loss of power. The pilot switched the fuel selector from the auxiliary tank to the left main fuel tank.
During the transition, the engine experienced another loss of power. [Read more…]
Travis McCrea sent in these photos, taken at Friday Harbor, Wash., by his brother, Cole Pielop.
“My brother and I flew around the San Juan islands before his ship was deployed from Bremerton,” Travis noted. [Read more…]
Lee Beery from Kelseyville, Calif., sent in this tip: I have a very simple way to stay current that will work for everyone. I have printed on strips of light cardboard “flight tasks” we have all had to do at one time to become licensed pilots. [Read more…]
While the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday is being touted as a plan for the future of U.S. aviation, it could create dire consequences for the future of personal recreational flying in our nation.
Reality TV strikes again — this time with Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Job Interview.
In the first episode, which aired Friday, Jan. 29, we followed Ron Vargas to South Africa. Ron’s goal is to become a bush pilot. He’s in South Africa to train with Milne “CC” Pocock, owner of Bush Air. [Read more…]
The solo student pilot reported that he took off with the intent to remain in the airport traffic pattern in Ramona, Calif., and do touch and go takeoffs and landings.
During the landing on the second circuit, the Cessna 172 ballooned during the flare. When he continued to attempt the landing, the plane ballooned a second time and started to veer to the right. [Read more…]
Enrique Sanchez sent in this photos, explaining: “Sunset over Tequesquitengo Lake in the state of Morelos, Mexico. I built this Zenith 601HD seven years ago. Now my dear friend Benjamin Eljure (the gentleman with the glasses) is the proud owner of this beautiful aircraft. He is with Roberto Macias, our friend and very skilled pilot and flight instructor.” [Read more…]