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Probable cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s failure to securely lock the canopy before takeoff.
Probable cause: The pilot’s excessive application of aft stick during takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to this accident was the pilot’s inexperience in the airplane.
Probable cause: The No. 1 cylinder head separating at the cylinder head-to-barrel interface and the subsequent total loss of engine power.
Probable cause: The pilot’s decision to abort the takeoff following a touch-and-go landing with too little runway remaining, which resulted in a runway overrun.
Worries about privacy have kept some aircraft owners from equipping with ADS-B.
"I’m a new pilot, so I wanted an airplane that would be simple and stable to fly, as well as get me where I wanted to go."
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.
Other sites are more suited to the proposed solar generating plant, according to RAF officials.
“The FAA’s decision allows Santa Monica to continue its avowed agenda to make SMO as inhospitable as possible to aviation operators.,”
A gold mine of interesting airport history is found in the new book.
To make the scenario as realistic as possible, officials used a burn prop to create an airplane fuselage with controlled flames.
The ADS-B transponders also received EASA and Transport Canada approval.
The data does not include experimental aircraft or light-sport aircraft.
The webinar is for aircraft owners who have not equipped with ADS-B.
Air Plains Services now offers recently launched upgrade program for Cessna single-engine pistons.
During a memorable ride in a plane, Doug Robertson thought to himself: ‘Wow, I've got to learn to fly!’ And, so I did.”
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The new program will get more flight students trained and in the workforce a year sooner, as well as save students up to $30,000.
The new course is "much more than a manual or simple how-to video," company officials say.
Paul offers several troubleshooting tips to solve this reader's problem.
Would it be an option to install the wide deck version in this airplane or is that a bad idea?
There is no doubt the 200 hp will make your airplane a rocket ship.
Conical type mounts are used on the Lycoming O-235-C series of engines and several different models of Lycoming O-320-A, B, and C series.
Our fear is largely self-induced — and what we fear drives our thinking and how we behave.
When it comes to mindset, pilots must possess a fixed mindset, but be able to adapt when needed.
Even when NOTAMs are issued, the human factor leads to miscommunication.
Our ability to trust our inner doubt can be the difference between an NMAC and an uneventful flight.
Parks' bag of tricks included having students build aircraft that were used in the college's flight training program.
Commandos hauled freight across the United States for decades after World War II.
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.
There is no downside to this deal. It’s good for the EAA chapter. It’s good for the students. It’s good for the community as a whole.
Should we meet in the air you can always depend on me to do the prescribed thing. The expected thing. The safe thing. I hope I can count on you to do the same.
When that day comes, the only question that still bugs me is what will the neighbors complain about then?
Your grandmother wasn’t wrong: Honey catches more flies than vinegar ever will.
Heading into winter is a great time to plan for spring when recreational aircraft come out of hangars and take to the warming skies.
The good news is that aircraft are selling and pilots are flying more than ever.
The market for used LSA is growing, which is good news for all of general aviation.
Many aircraft at Oshkosh caught the eye of our LSA expert.
Whether you use paper and pen or a keyboard to log your flights, do you go above and beyond to document the details? Why? Why not?
Mooney's shutdown was a shock, but should it have been?
My favorite part of just about any story are the reader comments.
Why restrict ourselves to two narrow lines to document all the juicy details a magical flight holds.
In a word or two... not much.
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.
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