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Probable cause: The pilot’s selection of a threaded metal rod of insufficient strength to connect the fuel tank selector handle to the fuel valve, which resulted in his inability to switch fuel tanks and a subsequent total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.
Probable cause: The total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.
Probable cause: A partial loss of engine power due to the formation of carburetor icing, which resulted from the student pilot’s failure to apply carburetor heat and the flight instructor’s delayed response in applying carburetor heat while operating in conditions conducive to carburetor icing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s delayed application of rudder and failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.
Flightstar Corporation, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul operation (MRO) at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport (KCMI) in Champaign, Illinois, has partnered with The Leather Institute to open a satellite location.
The Leather Institute, which repairs and restores leather, will begin operations from Flightstar's facility in mid-summer 2019.
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.
More than 1,200 students, parents, and teachers visited the annual career day and open house.
Work is expected to last about 30 days.
"As kids we put our arms out and ran around the backyard pretending to be an airplane. This race lets you take that feeling one step farther."
The airport is now officially named Breezy Point Airport at Muller Field in honor of Vietnam Veteran and two decade airport manager Cliff Muller.
New locations for two of the company's avionics shops.
WELLINGTON, Kansas — Air Plains Services, which specializes in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, has added Genesys Aerosystems autopilots to its list of system and avionics upgrade suppliers.
“The long list of Genesys autopilots gives Air Plains even more options for meeting the varied requirements and budgets of our customers looking to keep their cockpit systems updated with the latest technology,” said Eric Papon, Air Plains avionics service manager.
The SkyView HDX Approved Model List covers Bonanza P35, S35, V35, V35A, and V35B models.
In the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $724 million, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association's first-quarter 2019 Avionics Market Report.
A turn back to the airport after an engine failure is risky, but sometimes it's the best option.
Deadline is May 10 to apply for the scholarships.
The goal is to award four or five scholarships for 2019, with flight training beginning in June.
The app's Test Mode simulates the actual FAA test, with the same number of questions and time limits.
Remember: Cheaper is not always better.
The IA signing off the annual will have the final say.
I'll be honest and tell you I'm not sure, but let's get back to some basic troubleshooting and see where it leads us.
A few questions from our engine expert can help this aircraft owner with his dilemma.
More than 900 non-ILS airports employ more than 1,500 LPV RNAV approaches. Know the differences between all of them before you launch.
Distraction is the common theme of 18% of the almost 700 NASA reports on general aviation tow bar incidents
Just because you can hand prop an airplane, does that mean you should?
Pilots must constantly hone their aeronautical decision making skills.
The Atlantic had been crossed by air, and the U.S. Navy had accomplished the feat.
In the years after World War II, it was relatively easy to build a few prototypes, but few went into long-term production.
The two biplanes put Waco Aircraft on the map.
Has an Ercoupe ever seen such a deck angle since?
I’ll stop flying one day, but the departure from the left seat will be on my terms.
It’s a therapy session disguised as a pilot’s debrief. It’s a support group that meets in a hangar.
Do you use your N number when announcing yourself? You should.
If just 10% of active CFIs took on the challenge of training one student a year for free, that could result in as many as 5,000 new pilots each year.
The speedy LSA of Europe will be in the U.S. sooner than you think.
Diversity is a hallmark of the Light-Sport Aircraft sector. What a great time to be a pilot.
The new Sling TSi by The Airplane Factory is more than it appears.
There's nothing like a 40% boost in power to launch an aircraft into the sky.
The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering is really just a big family reunion.
If 1 in 6 of us certificated pilots (about 100,000 of us) drop a $20 bill in the foundation's piggy bank, those $20 bills will equal $4 million.
Billy wasn't tall, yet he was a giant.
"For however much automation has helped the airline passenger by increasing safety it has had some negative consequences,” said interviewee and author William Langewiesche. “In this case it’s quite clear that these pilots had had experience stripped away from them for years.”
One of the significant problems in general aviation is the lack of new technology.
What's a cetane rating and why is it important to pilots?
We are trying to sell GA using horse and buggy technology to an audience that has never lived without computers or cell phones.
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.
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