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Probable cause: The pilot’s mismanagement of the available fuel, which resulted in a loss of engine power and a subsequent hard, off-airport landing and nose-over.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to extend the landing gear during the approach to land.
Probable cause: A failure of the aft support cable on the left main landing ski due to an inadequately formed nicopress sleeve, which allowed the ski to rotate into a vertical position shortly after liftoff, and its unavoidable separation duri
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from the taxiway sign.
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.
Cessna has enhanced the flight deck capabilities to new production Caravan and Grand Caravan EX turboprops.
Just STC'd is Aspen Avionics' Evolution E5, which consolidates attitude indicator plus DG/CDI into a single display.
Air Plains Services has been named an Aspen Avionics dealer.
uAvionix has extended its ADS-B rebate for experimental and light-sport aircraft.
Proposal hopes to lift geographic restrictions, CFI practical test to be scheduled directly with DPE and more.
The second edition of "Train Like You Fly" has been released.
A larger facility is in the works for Performance Aircraft at Lincoln Airport (KLNK) at Nebraska, as the flight school plans to triple its number of flight training students in the next few years.
Mike Cagle submitted the following photo and note: "My daughter Ashli with our resto-mod F35 Bonanza as we went to lunch at French Valley Airport (F70) in California."
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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.
Engine expert Paul McBride gives some advice on how to take care of a rebuilt Lycoming IO-360-A1A.
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).
Human Factors columnist Jeffrey Madison explores the relationship between the sterile cockpit rule, flight instructing and PIC.
The IMSAFE and PAVE checklists are essential tools for every pilot. While not regulatory, committing the letter - and the spirit - of the checklists will go a long way toward conducting yourself safely.
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.
If everything aeronautical seemed possible in the heady post-war jet age, some aircraft designs found where the limitations were.
The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was one of four delta-wing jets in design or production by that San Diego company in the 1950s.
Long before entrepreneurs launched cars into space, pilots of the 1920s and 1930s were beholden to people of wealth who could sponsor record flights or offer cash prizes for the first intrepid aviator to achieve a specific milestone flight.
The current ease of making digital color photographs is a taken-for-granted marvel that aviation photographers of earlier generations lacked.
The search for practical and permanent color photography began in the mid-19th Century.
For safety's sake it's important to acknowledge when we're wrong.
Mentoring is a double-edge sword: Do it right and it will change lives. Do it wrong and it will do great harm.
The number of pilots is on an upward trend.
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.
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.
And here’s where the FAA exhibited a willingness to walk the talk when it comes to encouraging the industry to deliver improvements to the aviation marketplace. You know, that whole Part 23 rewrite thing...
Aviation is trending in the right direction. Let's all pile on and make it even better.
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For some pilots, the path to becoming a pilot starts with – or is greatly helped by – Mom.
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.
Columnist Ben Visser contends the general aviation industry has been standing still way too long. It's time to focus on new technology — and a younger customer base.
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