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Probable cause: The student pilot’s incorrect brake application during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control.
Probable cause: The pilot’s overcorrection with the right rudder during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control and a runway excursion.
Probable cause: An in-flight collision with a flock of birds.
Probable cause: Maintenance personnel's improper installation of the throttle linkage attachment hardware, which resulted in a partial loss of engine power when the hardware separated in flight.
ASTM is releasing new standards for seaplanes and floatplanes to help determine appropriate water loads that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs.
Van's Aircraft goes from kit builder to aircraft manufacturer, expanding its facilities to build its popular RV-12 LSA.
Wingfoot Three, the newest blimp in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s fleet, was officially christened Aug. 30.
Flying car company has inked a deal for office and hangar space at Boire Field Airport (KASH) in Nashua, New Hampshire.
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.
Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2018 for more than $150,000 in scholarships from Whirly-Girls.
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.
The University of Memphis is launching a commercial aviation degree program this fall.
More than 5,700 pilots are flying again thanks to AOPA's Rusty Pilot program.
Engine expert Paul McBride gives some advice on how to take care of a rebuilt Lycoming IO-360-A1A.
In certain specific circumstances, this model Lycoming may enjoy an extra 200 hours to TBO time.
A deHavilliand Dove driver reaches out to our expert to get help identifying the serial number on his engine.
Why is the engine on this AMD Alarus producing such low power?
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.
Flying and playing music have a lot in common, which means there is an untapped market of potential pilots.
Learning to fly is expensive, but the value is too high to be measured in dollars.
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.
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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.
Oh wait, industry players have been "doing something" for years to stem the tide of pilot and mechanic shortage. And just in time, the FAA shows up to do what? Talk about the problem.
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