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Probable cause: The pilot's mismanagement of the available fuel, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.
Probable cause: The student pilot's improper pitch application, which resulted in a hard landing and subsequent fire. Contributing to the accident was the student’s failure to give over the flight controls to the flight instructor when instructed to do so.
Probable cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the proper pitch attitude and adequate airspeed during takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.
Probable cause:The total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined. Contributing to the outcome was the student pilot's improper decision to conduct a solo cross-country flight at night, which resulted in the airplane being destroyed when it hit a wooded area that the student thought was an open field.
FAA certification is expected to follow the recent EASA certification.
“We know birds cope amazingly well in conditions which challenge engineered air vehicles of a similar size but, until now, we didn’t understand the mechanics behind it."
The new touch-up pen can be used on aircraft exteriors and interiors.
“It should come as no surprise to anyone that the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the general aviation industry in the second quarter."
Construction on four new buildings is slated to begin in 2022.
“This is a Phoenix of an airport.”
“We will vigilantly continue to defend access to airports throughout our country.”
The new facility is capable of clearing private aircraft, crew, and passengers arriving directly from international departure points.
The convertor is designed to keep legacy aircraft flying.
Deadline to apply is April 2, 2021.
Additional features include the display of outside air temperature, groundspeed, true airspeed and wind on the attitude indicator.
Tom Carr was honored with the award in recognition of his achievements as an experimental test pilot during the Garmin Autoland flight test program.
At 78, Richard Kasperson is not the oldest new pilot in the world, but he’s the oldest rookie in the Puget Sound Flyers Club in Everett, Washington.
All four 2020 scholarship recipients have finished ground school.
The new edition includes updates on BasicMed, drones, weather, and more.
Richard Wyeroski submitted this photo and note: "Flight training from the back seat of a 1947 Aeronca 7AC. This is what the instructor sees from the back seat teaching a new student in his new airplane. It's tough to see any instruments and you cannot see too well on takeoff and landing. That's how one sets power by ear and judges altitude by eye."
There is no problem removing the vacuum pump drive from the engine — and there are actually two options for you.
I believe you are hearing the pops is because something has a crack in it.
The worst thing you can do is to baby the engine.
If all is working well, why kick a sleeping dog?
When it comes to radio communication between flying objects, the single most important thing a pilot can do is be on the right frequency.
The Leatherman multi-tool is one I’ve seen many a pilot sport. Apparently, it’s so well loved it’s even found its way into reports to NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System.
Inattention to detail can lead to accidents.
Excitement while flying can be good and bad.
The optimistic postwar brochures from general aviation manufacturers reveal a mix of confidence and dreams that played out with varying degrees of success.
During World War II, General Motors shifted gears from making cars to building warbirds.
Reminiscent of the World War I German Fokker D.VII fighter, the elephant ear Travel Air 2000 gained a nickname as the Wichita Fokker.
In the 19 years since the Wrights first flew, the design of aircraft was being codified and quantified with precision.
I choose to fly, both literally and figuratively.
In real life I’ve only ever known two people who made it a habit of wearing cowboy boots in the cockpit. One is still with us. One is not.
The average age of the hangar rats at my local airport is skewing younger. Much younger.
Salesmanship should be one of an airport manager's biggest strengths.
Despite the upheaval of COVID-19, it appears affordable aviation is doing surprisingly well and I found pilots highly enthusiastic about their flying.
An NPRM is not going to be forthcoming soon. Instead, the agency is preparing for a full internal review of the proposals, known as LSA 2023.
For a builder, this method allows a quick and simple build of an airframe that is square and true.
Really? IFR in a LSA?
First flight lesson was Aug. 21, followed by his first solo on Sept. 1. He passed his written exam on Sept. 29 and passed his check ride on Oct. 16.
I’m not cynical by nature so I feel a bit out of sorts with this column. My normal state is the belief that people far smarter than I do the hard work of sorting out the details for this type of idea.
An interaction with one (fill in the blank) person does not mean all (fill in the blank) people are the same.
I’ve never been objective when it comes to aviation. I’m a full throated proponent.
Changing the oil at least three times a year or every 50 hours (if you have an oil filter) is one of the two most important things you can do to protect your engine.
Oil pans and drain plugs are often "perfectly" located so that it is almost impossible to get to them without burning your hands, as well as spilling oil everywhere.
Follow these tips to break-in your engine the right way.
Most of the problems stem from a belief that all grease is created equal and as long as a bearing has some sort of grease in it, it will be fine.
November 5, 2018 by General Aviation News Staff Leave a Comment
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