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Probable cause: The pilot’s improper decision to initiate the flight in marginal visual flight rules over mountainous terrain, which resulted in an inadvertent encounter with instrument meteorological and downdraft conditions and the subsequent controlled flight into trees and terrain.
Probable cause: Impact with terrain for reasons that could not be determined based on the available information.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to yield to traffic established on the taxiway, which resulted in a ground collision.
Probable cause: The pilot’s selection of an empty fuel tank for takeoff, which resulted in fuel starvation and the subsequent total loss of engine power.
“It should come as no surprise to anyone that the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the general aviation industry in the second quarter."
The full-scale prototype, which has been spotted over the skies of Southern California since 2017, has completed 31 test flights.
The deals in June and July reflected a 77% increase over deals made in April and May.
The new program provides "a direct pathway to complete ownership" that allows "customers to enjoy all of the benefits of personal aviation" while Cirrus takes care of the details.
A team of mules was trailed in to plow and grade a 2,500-foot parallel turf runway that had fallen into disuse.
When my wife and I left our summer cottage in Maine to go in search of Miller’s Field, we had no idea what we would find. This turned out to be a pleasant surprise.
The GA airport has become the staging grounds for efforts to fight the wildfires.
Grant money will be used to buy aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, build and repair runways and taxiways, install aircraft lighting, signage, and fences, and more.
Garmin’s wide array of products is one of the main reasons Pacific Coast Avionics continues its place as a sales leader among all of Garmin’s global dealers.
Seattle Avionics founders, who will join AFV Partners, will continue to enhance the company's offerings, including the FlyQ EFB.
Courses are designed for pilots, technicians, installers, and others flying and managing aircraft with UA equipment.
Stratus Power Pro features dual 3.0 amp USB-A and USB-C connectors that work with both legacy and new portable electronics.
Did you know you can renew your CFI certificate without a flight instructor refresher course?
Neita Montague submitted this photo and note: "Neita Montague before closing the canopy in the back seat of her ASK 21 for a first flight of for 15-year-old Syd Whisler. Neita will also wear oxygen, her student a mask, and all vents will be open."
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Maybe it's time to see how our passion for flight could improve our world.
Grants from $25,000 to $500,000 will be awarded to programs that train high school students to be pilots, aerospace engineers, or drone pilots.
The worst thing you can do is to baby the engine.
If all is working well, why kick a sleeping dog?
The majority of the problems were caused by extended periods of inactivity, infrequent oil and filter changes, high RPM starts in cold climates without proper preheating, and more.
What could be causing the EGT, CHT, and oil temperature to be so high when the OAT at 1,800 MSL is only 78°F?
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.
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.
There are stark differences between the current Duration and the wartime version.
I have never met anyone, ever, who believed their life was better before they learned to fly.
The word “probably” should not figure into your flight planning. It’s possible that rule should extend into your day-to-day life as well.
Take the time to make an educated decision about all aspects of aircraft ownership. It will pay off in the end.
Become the role model you wish you’d had as a young kid.
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?
These five aircraft were supposed to make their U.S. debuts at SUN 'n FUN.
I’ve never been objective when it comes to aviation. I’m a full throated proponent.
There's a 20-year-old solution to repetitive Presidential TFRs that damage so many general aviation airports.
So, whether you happen to agree, or vehemently disagree, with the aforementioned changes coming to a favored reference handbook near you, know that those changes were years in the making and discussed by people, just like you.
We don’t have to be flying from river sandbars to succumb to pressure and distraction. This can happen to any of us.
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.
I usually recommend idling your engine until the oil temp goes up 30° to 50°, especially if you have a short taxi.
December 18, 2018 by General Aviation News Staff Leave a Comment
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