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Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to attain a proper glidepath on approach for landing, which resulted in an impact with a guard rail and post. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s failure to ensure that sufficient fuel was onboard for nonlevel flight, which resulted in fuel starvation.
Probable cause: The failure of the engine's front bearing seal due to maintenance personnel’s installation of an improperly sized crankshaft seal, which resulted in oil starvation and a forced landing.
Probable cause: The pilot's in-flight fuel mismanagement, which resulted in fuel starvation and a total loss of engine power.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to abort the takeoff after recognizing a partial loss of engine power during the takeoff roll and his subsequent inability to maintain adequate airspeed during a turn to avoid power lines, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. The reasons for the loss of engine power could not be determined because post-accident examination of the engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
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.
The company is based at KGSP.
It was important to retain as much of the existing historic tetrahedron as possible.
S27's annual open house was much more than a fly-in.
This is the first Airport of the Year award for Colorado.
The smartPlane system transforms an iPad or iPhone into a multifunction display that also records data.
When installed without a panel mount GPS, the E5 EFI is approved for VFR flight only.
Some of the first enhancements will be backup AHRS, Radio Playback, and Radio Transcription.
The latest version of Dynon Avionics' SkyView system software for experimental and light sport aircraft is now available on the Dynon website for download.
The update features the first official release for the Advanced Control Module (ACM).
Mateo hopes to be an airline pilot one day.
"The best trainers are light, small, maneuverable, frisky."
Flight schools can add the new sim with no up front costs, paying on a "pay-per-use" basis.
Recent changes to the FAR allow instrument-rated private pilots to use simulators to keep current.
Q: I’m considering buying a 2003 Socata Trinidad TB20 that has an extremely low time of just over 200 hours. A single owner purchased it new and obviously hasn’t flown it much.
Even if you had a model that was acceptable to convert, would the expense be worth the cost just to gain 10 horsepower?
Remember: Cheaper is not always better.
The IA signing off the annual will have the final say.
How well we communicate impacts how well we fly.
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?
One of the last piston-engine fighters, the F7F-3 boasted a top speed of 435 mph at 22,200'.
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.
I hope that one day the entire rulebook for every aspect of our lives will boil down to three entries.
I’ve got a fair amount of experience with folks asking for help in such inept ways, they never get it.
Could the Wright brothers have imagined their prototype Flyer would lead to aircraft that could cross continents and oceans carrying 100 people or more?
“I can’t” is a dangerous limitation we put on ourselves.
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.
Sad news for GA with news of a fraudulent AME and a fire at the Belite factory.
Where would you rate yourself on the learning line?
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.
Who wins in court cases involving general aviation? Attorneys and expert witnesses, while all of GA loses.
What will happen with unleaded avgas in the next few 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?
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