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Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate preflight fuel planning and improper decision to not refuel before the flight, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and the subsequent total loss of engine power.
Probable cause: The pilot's decision to take off in high-density altitude and gusting quartering tailwind conditions, which resulted in a loss of lift and an inability to gain altitude during the initial climb.
Probable cause: The pilot's failure to remove the engine cowl plugs during preflight, which resulted in excessive engine cylinder head temperatures during climb and a total loss of engine power.
Probable cause: An in-flight collision with a bird while on downwind.
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.
After rallying to save the turf runway at KMIC, pilots celebrate with a STOL competition.
About 1,500 people attended the free event.
The company is based at KGSP.
It was important to retain as much of the existing historic tetrahedron as possible.
Only 40% of single- and multi-engine piston aircraft are already equipped with ADS-B.
The ADS-B solution, priced at $1,999, can be installed in less than an hour.
What do you need to know before the ADS-B mandate kicks in?
Sporty’s has partnered with Garmin to present new courses to make any pilot and aircraft owner an expert on Garmin avionics.
“Advanced avionics training was once reserved for specialty flight schools and training centers, but now pilots can learn on their own time and anywhere they may be because of the availability of Sporty’s courses on multiple mobile platforms,” says Sporty’s Vice President Eric Radtke.
More than 40,000-square-feet of hangar space to be coming online soon at Johnston Regional Airport near Raleigh, N.C.
"Author Bob Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the exams, but also for the cockpit."
The course features ground school and instructor-led hands-on flight training.
Share your "pain points' during flight training.
Lycoming has a Service Instruction to answer that question.
Oil is one of the least expensive things you can put in your engine,
What sounds like a good deal could end up costing much more in the long run.
I'm probably opening a can of worms by answering this question.
Our ability to trust our inner doubt can be the difference between an NMAC and an uneventful flight.
Our canine and other companions deserve our protection.
Mindlessness is when we the past determine the present.
How well we communicate impacts how well we fly.
Just two Lockheed Constitutions were built.
In the history of the Air Force, the old Douglas C-1 of the 1920s was cast as a supporting player.
The Demon's primary mission: Destruction of enemy aircraft.
One of the last piston-engine fighters, the F7F-3 boasted a top speed of 435 mph at 22,200'.
A $30,000 reward is offered to whoever helps find Ron Carlson's TBM Avenger.
"When bad things happen, general aviation is the fastest, most reliable, option to get help to those who need it most."
We pass by people each day who have amazing accomplishments behind them, who are mostly anonymous.
What's your favorite aviation expression?
Many aircraft at Oshkosh caught the eye of our LSA expert.
A 14-year-old ultralight pilot flies into Oshkosh for the big show.
What's new in Flight Design's F2 line of aircraft? Everything.
"The best trainers are light, small, maneuverable, frisky."
"Mr. Atkins, based on the results of this test you should not go near an airplane even as a mechanic."
Flying is cool. And properly incorporating all the what's and how's of flying is cooler yet.
“Students with sim experience are far ahead of those without.”
Take responsibility. As pilot-in-command, you MUST ensure your airplane is safe to operate.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 was an excellent show, with plenty of good news for GA.
Without new technology, GA will die.
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?
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