The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute has released a new accident case study that focuses on handling aircraft in-flight instrument failures, pilot spatial disorientation and air traffic control communications during an emergency. [Read more…]
Kurt Brickweg, a pilot and firefighter from St. Bernard, Ohio, is the latest weekly winner of Lightspeed Aviation’s $500 Burger Deluxe Getaway. [Read more…]
The pilot was attempting to takeoff from a runway in Sunburst, Mont., in a Cessna 170B. [Read more…]
Bryan Painter submitted this photo he calls “Soldier Bar Adventure,” depicting a C-170, Rans S-7, Maule and a Mooney at the Idaho airport. [Read more…]
By ALBERT DYER
Before I was old enough to drive a car, my dad put the keys to his airplane in my hand and said to me, “son, if you can afford the lessons and the gas, here is the plane to fly.” Wow! How is that for incentive to a young teen? [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2014 there were 2,294 national airspace violations. That would be an average of more than six every day. In most of these incidents the persons involved were licensed pilots.
What do these abstract figures mean? Perhaps very little unless you were involved in one of the incidents. Or, unless you are concerned about the recently announced proposed regulations for remotely piloted aircraft. [Read more…]
Gene Lee of The HD Pilot continues his aerobatics lessons from Adam Baker, a local airshow aerobatic pilot, in his RV-7A. In this video, the second in the series, Gene starts out the lesson more stall/spin recovery techniques. Then the two have a little more fun with some aerobatics. See the first video in the series here.