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Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to see and avoid the stationary airplane during taxi.
Probable cause: The flight instructor’s decision to continue to taxi the airplane to the parking area with a known brake malfunction, which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent impact with a parked airplane.
Probable cause: The pilot’s unstabilized approach, which resulted in the biplane being low and striking trees.
Probable cause: A partial loss of engine power due to carburetor icing and the subsequent forced landing on a rough/soft field.
ASTM is releasing new standards for seaplanes and floatplanes to help determine appropriate water loads that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs.
More than 10 years in the making, watching his Privateer fly for the first time was "a highlight" of John Meekins' life.
The new-the-U.S. side-by-side SLSA comes from Hungary's Magnus Aircraft Corp., and offers a few Rotax based engine options. The Fusion 212 starts at $139,900.
The new Solar Trailer is outfit with flexible solar panels that will charge Taurus Electro.
More than 500 kids and their parents visited Dupage Airport for a Back to School celebration.
Just how important are general aviation airports? Ask the Army National Guard helicopter crews that found refuge from the storm at Y50 in Wisconsin.
Work has begun on a new administration building at DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED), home of the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase.
WINTHROP, Washington – Methow Valley State Airport (S52) reopened July 3, 2018, with a new runway after a 45-day temporary closure to rehabilitate the 22-year-old pavement.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation began the four phased $5 million project to replace the pavement and maintain the airport May 14.
Garmin has released several free software upgrades to its GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the GFC 600 and GFC 500 autopilots.
Avionics sales continues to grow, topping $1.3 billion in the first half of 2018.
BendixKing has unveiled a new plan that sells avionics in a similar way to cell phones.
Garmin has enhanced its GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the GFC 600 & GFC 500 autopilots.
An historic Link trainer on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus helps students learn what it was like to learn to fly during World War II.
More than 5,700 pilots are flying again thanks to AOPA's Rusty Pilot program.
Pilots who use Sporty’s flight training syllabi can now track their progress through = the Flight Schedule Pro (FSP) system.
Sporty's awards it first Flight Crew scholarship to a Tennessee pilot.
A reader asks our engines expert for advice on increasing the horsepower of his Lycoming engine.
I would strongly recommend that if you do not own the particular Operator's Manual for your engine that you make the small investment and buy one.
Our engines expert reveals how to tell the difference between a narrow deck and wide deck engine.
Engine expert Paul McBride gives some advice on how to take care of a rebuilt Lycoming IO-360-A1A.
Mentoring is a double-edge sword: Do it right and it will change lives. Do it wrong and it will do great harm.
The number of pilots is on an upward trend.
Consider, if you will, what the public perception of general aviation might be if average, everyday folks regularly ran into the opportunity to experience flight in the course of their normal activities. They could buy a flight for themselves. Or with a loved one. Or a friend.
Whether in the air, on the ground, or even across the kitchen table, clear communication makes our lives better, safer, and more fulfilling.
Is it possible to unring a bell? Perhaps not, but additional information can help mute the sound.
The A32 Vixxen from Aeroprakt made its U.S. debut at the Midwest LSA Expo and our LSA expert says the company has a winner in the new model.
Four years of hard work pay off in big potential wins for the LSA industry.
In the late 1990s, the Italian JetFox 97 flew as an evolved ultralight-style aircraft. The two-seat design resembled the American FlightStar, which sold around 1,000 units in all configurations.
Unlike Flightstar, JetFox 97 fully enclosed the engine and cabin, giving it a more finished look.
Aviation is trending in the right direction. Let's all pile on and make it even better.
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For some pilots, the path to becoming a pilot starts with – or is greatly helped by – Mom.
I won’t be landing any airplane atop a moving vehicle regardless the number of restraints holding me in.