Pilot loses control in crosswind

This February 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

Aircraft: North American AT-6C. Injuries: None. Location: Mesa, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings on runway 22L. The wind was from 160° at 10 knots. The airplane touched down and bounced. [Read more…]

New WAI scholarships available

Despite the deadline to apply for a Women in Aviation International scholarship having come and gone, two new scholarships are now available for 2012. These new scholarships bring the total to 73 individual scholarships valued at $520,900 to be awarded to WAI members.

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Still publishing after all these years…

Charles Stockton was unpacking Christmas decorations this year and discovered a copy of General Aviation News he picked up 15 years ago while traveling though Seattle. He and his lifelong friend, who was dying of cancer, were on a whirlwind one-year tour of the country. Boeing was on the list to see and while there he picked up a copy of General Aviation News. When he called the office last week, he said, “Are you still publishing? I would like to subscribe. I figured you would still be around since this 15-year-old paper says you were in your 49th year.”

Yes Charles, we are still here, now in our 64th year. Welcome to the General Aviation News family. We look forward to providing you up-to-the-minute factual details about all aspects of general aviation.