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Probable cause: The pilot’s improper verification of the fuel quantity during the preflight inspection, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and a subsequent loss of engine power. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s distraction due to a malfunctioning hangar door and a telephone call while preparing for the flight.
Probable cause: Maintenance personnel’s failure to remove a paper towel from the engine during recent maintenance, which resulted in oil starvation, the failure of a connecting rod, and a catastrophic engine failure and subsequent total loss of engine power.
Probable cause: The failure of both pilots in both airplanes to see and avoid the other airplane as they converged nearly head-on at the same altitude.
Probable cause: The pilot's failure to see and avoid a post during a go-around following a landing on unsuitable terrain.
"The end of the travel restrictions, the end of the lockdowns, it's all had the positive effect that we all hoped for."
The new feature allows you to buy parts or check prices when your plane is in the shop.
While the spray is on back order, the wipes are available.
Other prizes in the raffle include a flight training scholarship, headset, Stratus ADS-B receiver, and more.
The 23-acre development will offer significant opportunities for new and expanding aviation businesses, according to airport officials.
If the owner of a private airport has not verified the information since January 2018, the airport could be listed as “closed indefinitely”and removed from charts.
“With many airports struggling in this environment, KBRG is a bright spot on the balance sheet.”
Captain Morgan submitted this photo and note: "Thunderstorms moving past the Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI) in Florida."
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The line includes autopilots for Cessna and Piper aircraft, as well as experimental aircraft.
Pilots also can view a new logbook report that details the airports they have visited.
About 3,600 installations were completed in March, fewer than 3,000 in April, and more than 3,100 in May.
The latest additions to the STC are the Piper PA-32RT-300 and PA-32RT-300T.
More than 100 scholarships are expected to be awarded in 2021.
From anywhere in the world, instructors will be able to guide and control flight training sessions on Redbird simulators by setting and changing the weather, initiating failures, pausing and unpausing flights, repositioning aircraft, and more.
The CFI is a support mechanism for an individual who is trying to achieve a dream. A dream that may be difficult to realize for myriad reasons.
About 50% of flight schools did not close during the COVID-19 pandemic, while a majority say they've lost customers and money because of the pandemic.
I'm suspicious of a partially blocked #3 cylinder fuel nozzle.
The best advice? Look for a different aircraft.
On a normally aspirated engine, with a carburetor, the fuel distribution between all of the cylinders is not equal.
First step: Check the accuracy of your gauges.
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.
In the 19 years since the Wrights first flew, the design of aircraft was being codified and quantified with precision.
There are stark differences between the current Duration and the wartime version.
The groundbreaking Boeing 247 had a positive impact on the future of Boeing.
"At the peak of production in 1944, 16 B-17G Flying Fortresses were completed during each one-day 20-hour work shift."
Take the stories of the lost and missing to heart. Let someone know where you’re going and plan carefully even for the most familiar flights you make over and over again.
I’m enjoying my time in the air. Allowing myself the freedom to be under control and within limits, while not stressing about being perfect.
Aviation is transformative for people from every walk of life.
Really? IFR in a LSA?
These five aircraft were supposed to make their U.S. debuts at SUN 'n FUN.
Blackwing "completely pulverized" the speed record, according to company officials.
A great way to practice social distancing is to go flying.
If you don’t use GPS, and I suppose there are a few who don’t, then this shouldn’t be a problem. But for the rest of us, this could be a big problem.
There’s a lot of good things happening in the private aviation world. And for that, I’m thankful. Onward.
Don’t let the idea of a failed attempt sideline you. After all, when we do a go-around, we don’t just throw our hands up and say, “forget it”. We try again.
I imagine Jack calling 800-COVID-19 over and over again, hoping for a much improved forecast. One that would allow for AirVenture 2020 to takeoff as planned.
I usually recommend idling your engine until the oil temp goes up 30° to 50°, especially if you have a short taxi.
Protect yourself and your plane by always getting a sample whenever you suspect a problem with the fuel.
Never — and I do mean never — refuel right after a fuel delivery.
If your plane has been sitting this winter, there's a few things you need to do before spring flying season.