The Mooney M20TN pilot reported that during the sixth and final landing of the day, he was aware of another airplane in the landing pattern at the airport in Yakima, Wash., that disrupted his routine. [Read more…]
The CFI reported he had completed a one hour flight with his student and they landed uneventfully at the airport in Orlando, Florida. After landing, the Cessna 172 had a long taxi to return to the FBO. [Read more…]
The pilot was flying on a cross-country flight to check on his son, who was participating in a mountaineering class in Talkeetna, Alaska.
He had exhausted the fuel in the left fuel tank and was operating the Aeronca 15-AC on the right fuel tank. He reported that he thought the airplane had about 12 gallons of fuel remaining. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The use of pilot weather reports, commonly known as PIREPs, will be the topic of discussion during a National Transportation Safety Board forum scheduled for June 21-22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the NTSB’s headquarters.
The forum, “PIREPs: Pay it Forward…Because Weather for One is Weather for None,” will focus on the need to improve the PIREP and weather dissemination process, as well as future improvements and emerging technologies that may provide greater pilot awareness of weather conditions. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that on the day of the accident he had sprayed 13 loads of fertilizer and was beginning the 14th load when the accident occurred.
He informed the loading crew to load 400 gallons of fertilizer, which was the same amount that he had used on the previous flights. [Read more…]
According to the skydiving pilot’s report, he leveled the Cessna 182 about 11,000 feet and established a speed of 80 mph with 10° of flaps extended.
When the last skydiver exited the airplane, its nose pitched up. The pilot pushed forwarded on the control wheel and added full engine power. [Read more…]
The pilot checked weather and requested that the airplane be serviced with full fuel before the cross-country flight.
Fuel receipts show the Piper PA 28-180 was serviced with 34.5 gallons. The airplane’s fuel capacity was 50 gallons. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated pilot contacted flight service to inquire whether the conditions for his 15-nm flight, planned for about one hour later, would be suitable for visual flight rules (VFR) operations.
He received an abbreviated briefing that included only the current conditions at both his departure and destination airports, both of which reported VFR conditions. He subsequently departed on the flight about three hours later. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during the final portion of the planned two hour, 15-minute cross-country flight, about 10 miles from the destination airport and while descending through 4,000 foot mean sea level, the engine began to run roughly and eventually lost total power.
The RV-7 had insufficient altitude remaining to glide to the closest airport, so he completed a forced landing to a nearby road in Rockwall, Texas. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during the landing on the private grass strip in Cherryville, N.C., the main landing gear on the Maule M4-220C collapsed. [Read more…]