Amanda Fairley submitted this photo and note: “Ellie Fairley, 4, gives her father, Dustin Fairley, a kiss after he landed his Champ.”
With all the news about the development of unleaded avgas, some pilots may be concerned about the potential of exhaust valve recession when unleaded fuels are used in their aircraft engines.
Powered by a Lycoming 360 engine with an 80-inch Hartzell metal propeller, Stephen’s modified 1956 Cessna 172 Skyhawk was airborne in 40 feet. He landed in 85 feet, taking first place in the Light Touring Class (below 2,300 MGTW).
The 2021 total represents a 31.2% increase over 2020 flight operations, a strong signal general aviation returned to the skies and flew in and out of the closest airport to downtown St. Louis.
On May 14, 2022, a Cessna 172 made an emergency landing on the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Miami Beach, Florida. On the ground, the airplane hit a minivan occupied by a woman and two small children, who were not seriously injured. The collision caused the airplane to flip and catch fire. The pilot’s two passengers were able to escape the burning airplane with serious injuries. The pilot and died in the accident.
The pilot’s inadequate preflight of the fuel quantity which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel starvation during cruise flight.
Steve Freeman submitted this photo and note: “Just after sunrise while making a 360° turn to avoid traffic I caused a total eclipse of the sun…at least from my vantage point!”
Ride tickets and paid tours pay for all ongoing maintenance and operations to keep “Doc” flying.
East Hampton officials planned to close the airport at 11:59 pm (EDT) on May 17, 2022, and reopen it 33 hours later with multiple new restrictions in place, including a prior permission required program, increased landing fees, operating curfews, bans on aircraft weighing over 50,000 pounds and aircraft deemed “noisy,” and trip limits on Part 135 and 91(k) operations, according to officials with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
The latest report gives one reason why billings were down 5.9% for airplanes and 17.3% for helicopters, even though both categories posted healthy increases in deliveries: More light airplane deliveries were made.
Content is always up to date and course progress stays in sync across all platforms, according to Sporty’s officials.
The front seat pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, and the rear seat pilot’s delayed remedial control inputs that subsequently resulted in a ground loop. Contributing to the accident was a lack of communication by both pilot’s to establish clearly defined pilot-in-command roles prior to the accident flight.