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Probable cause: The passenger’s improper decision to hold her cell phone outside the helicopter, which resulted in it departing the helicopter and striking the tail rotor.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to see and avoid the airplane on the runway while landing and the pilot receiving instruction’s and flight instructor's failure to properly scan the approach before pulling onto the runway during takeoff.
Probable cause: The pilot's failure to attain a sufficient climb rate during initial climb in high-density altitude conditions with the airplane near its forward center of gravity and maximum gross weight limits, which resulted in an impact with trees.
Probable cause: The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack following a loss of the left engine power shortly after takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at an altitude too low for recovery. Contributing to the accident was the loss of left engine power due most likely to a fuel system issue that could not be determined based on the available evidence.
The new assembly operations are at Daytona Beach International Airport in Florida.
FAA certification is expected to follow the recent EASA certification.
“We know birds cope amazingly well in conditions which challenge engineered air vehicles of a similar size but, until now, we didn’t understand the mechanics behind it."
The new touch-up pen can be used on aircraft exteriors and interiors.
The training first responders receive at KUAO is vital to the community's safety.
The company will invest $20 million to build a new FBO, and maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, bringing 100 new jobs to Connecticut.
The aviation sector has rallied around the airport since the state revealed plans to seek an early end to its airport lease that would otherwise expire in 2025.
Construction on four new buildings is slated to begin in 2022.
AeroCruze 230 is now available for more than 35 aircraft platforms, including Baron, Bonanza, Mooney, Piper Malibu, Mirage, Seneca and Seminole, Twin Cessna, and others.
Dynon's first approval for a twin-engine aircraft is for the Piper Seneca.
"The IFD100 app can now be displayed on a split screen with other apps that support multitasking."
There is a bright spot: Sales in the third quarter were up 5.9% compared to the second quarter of this year, with retrofit sales up 10.8% over the second quarter.
If I am not flying a stable approach to final — and I now know what that looks and feels like — I automatically go-around. No more nervous approaches, fears, or anguish.
David St. George submitted this photo and note: "Training with a multi-engine instructor candidate in the Upstate New York fall foliage."
The iPad app "completely reinvents the way flight training products work," says CFI Jason Miller.
All the subjects a Private Pilot candidate will be tested on during checkride and review flights are covered.
I suspect that the blow-by is caused by glazed cylinder walls. This could possibly be a result of improper break-in, so let's begin there.
There is no problem removing the vacuum pump drive from the engine — and there are actually two options for you.
I believe you are hearing the pops is because something has a crack in it.
The worst thing you can do is to baby the engine.
When it comes to radio communication between flying objects, the single most important thing a pilot can do is be on the right frequency.
The Leatherman multi-tool is one I’ve seen many a pilot sport. Apparently, it’s so well loved it’s even found its way into reports to NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System.
Inattention to detail can lead to accidents.
Excitement while flying can be good and bad.
Gunship versions of the B-17 were seen as one answer to the scourge of German fighter attacks.
The optimistic postwar brochures from general aviation manufacturers reveal a mix of confidence and dreams that played out with varying degrees of success.
During World War II, General Motors shifted gears from making cars to building warbirds.
Reminiscent of the World War I German Fokker D.VII fighter, the elephant ear Travel Air 2000 gained a nickname as the Wichita Fokker.
It’s time to do away with the preconceived notion of not being able to solve our own problems.
The gift of flight, the willingness to confront a challenge and overcome it, is far more important than simply achieving the altitude to have a better view.
“Probably” should never have a place in your flight planning process.
We can turn each flight review into an adventure, a learning experience that we will remember fondly for a long time.
The light aircraft industry appears to be surviving the COVID-19 mess better than expected. That means better health for the industry and more smiles for pilots.
Despite the upheaval of COVID-19, it appears affordable aviation is doing surprisingly well and I found pilots highly enthusiastic about their flying.
An NPRM is not going to be forthcoming soon. Instead, the agency is preparing for a full internal review of the proposals, known as LSA 2023.
For a builder, this method allows a quick and simple build of an airframe that is square and true.
Because the civil and military operations at Dillingham co-exist so well, the Army would very much like to continue to allow civilian access to the field.
First flight lesson was Aug. 21, followed by his first solo on Sept. 1. He passed his written exam on Sept. 29 and passed his check ride on Oct. 16.
I’m not cynical by nature so I feel a bit out of sorts with this column. My normal state is the belief that people far smarter than I do the hard work of sorting out the details for this type of idea.
An interaction with one (fill in the blank) person does not mean all (fill in the blank) people are the same.
The principals for improving gas mileage in an aircraft are optimizing engine operation, minimizing weight, reducing aerodynamic drag, and improving operation parameters.
Changing the oil at least three times a year or every 50 hours (if you have an oil filter) is one of the two most important things you can do to protect your engine.
Oil pans and drain plugs are often "perfectly" located so that it is almost impossible to get to them without burning your hands, as well as spilling oil everywhere.
Follow these tips to break-in your engine the right way.