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Probable cause: The flight instructor's exceedance of the critical angle of attack during a go-around, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's failure to familiarize himself with the flight character
Probable cause: The pilot’s abrupt maneuver to avoid birds during short final approach, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing.
Probable cause: The failure of the pilots to apply prompt and/or correct flight control inputs to adequately recover from the intentional aerodynamic spin.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to properly deice the airplane before takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall during the initial climb.
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.
Commuter Craft seeks paint scheme inspiration for "Version 2" of their unique aircraft.
Interesting in Sonex Aircraft's sporty little SubSonex jet? Factory to host in-depth two-hour seminar July 26.
It's a win-win for the airport and the military at the Airport in the Sky.
Just changing light bulbs on the field at KAPA has shaved more than $6,000 of the airport's energy bill.
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.
uAvionix has launched its Qualified Installer Mobile Installation Network for General Aviation products.
A new rule eliminates the requirement for general aviation pilots to apply for an RVSM authorization when their aircraft is ADS-B equipped.
New from Garmin is the GTR 200B, a comm radio and Bluetooth-enabled intercom designed specifically for experimental and amateur-built aircraft.
Garmin's free webinars focus on autopilots, ADS-B, Garmin Pilot and more.
Frasca has integrated Garmin G1000 NXi software into its new training device.
AOPA will award $1 million in flight training scholarships to high school students and teachers this year.
A new airplane means new offerings at Latitude Aviation.
Proposal hopes to lift geographic restrictions, CFI practical test to be scheduled directly with DPE and more.
A few questions from our engine expert can help this aircraft owner with his dilemma.
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.
Pilots must constantly hone their aeronautical decision making skills.
Often, it's a series of small things that contribute to trouble in the air.
One of my nephews is really keen on becoming a pilot. I had some time over the summer, so I committed to flying a Piper Twin Comanche up to his hometown, taking him flying over to the coast, and flying back with a lesson involved.
Something for all pilots to consider: 86% of all sterile cockpit violation incidents could have resulted in an near mid-air collision (NMAC).
During World War II and the Cold War, many aircraft were tested for jet-assisted takeoff (JATO).
The only remaining Ar 234 has been restored and is on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
Historians have long pegged December 17, 1903, as a seminal turning point in the history of the world, which is why many aircraft made their first flights on the anniversary of the first flight.
Air tankers have evolved since they were first used in 1937.
Not all flight instruction is good. Not all flight instructors are sharing beneficial information. Not every flight school is acting in your best interest.
The FAA has no rule, regulation, order, or policy statement that would prevent you, or anyone else from learning to fly at the flying club you choose to call home.
These are exciting times. I hope you can find a way to be a part of the remarkable opportunities that are opening up — either as a student or a mentor. If you’re interested, there’s a place for you.
Fear is not the answer to any problem. Knowledge is where the light is.
With its 15th running held Jan. 23-26, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is the grandaddy of Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) shows.
As more drones fill the skies, big changes will need to happen to ATC.
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.
Events large and not-so-large dot the calendar. Putting those events into the larger context of the development of general aviation can be a challenge for anyone who has a busy life.
Want to go flying? It's not a trick question.
At the end of January, the skies of the Pacific Northwest darkened just a bit with the loss of longtime owner Peter Galvin Anderson.
Is Shana’s path easy? Hardly. Few, if any people, enjoy an easy path in life. Regardless, I fail to understand the need for people to tear into her.
In the real world a leaded fuel will rate significantly higher than an unleaded fuel with the same lab-measured octane or anti-knock rating.
What oil should you use in your plane this winter?
Our fuels expert lists the many advantages general aviation could reap with new technology engines, like those used by the auto industry.
It's time for GA to borrow from other industries to update its technology.
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