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Probable cause: The noninstrument-rated pilot's intentional visual flight rules flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in a loss of control due to spatial disorientation. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's self-induced pressure to complete the flight as planned.
Probable cause: A total loss of engine power due to carburetor icing during final approach, which resulted in a hard landing short of the runway and the nose landing gear collapsing.
Probable cause: The loss of right engine power due to fuel starvation, which resulted from corrosion debris in the fuel lines. Contributing to the accident was the mechanic’s and pilot’s inadequate maintenance of the airplane before the flight.
Probable cause: The pilot's improper decision to take off with a known brake malfunction, which resulted in a collision with a barn during landing on a wet runway.
"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 airstrip is now useable, with more work planned.
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.”
The virtual experience is designed to bring "as much of the Garmin experience to you virtually, and in the best way possible, given the times."
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.
Sadly, the saying “time flies when you are having fun” came true, and my first flight lesson had to come to an end
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.
The secret to troubleshooting something like this is to be patient and only do one thing at a time.
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.
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.
Reminiscent of the World War I German Fokker D.VII fighter, the elephant ear Travel Air 2000 gained a nickname as the Wichita Fokker.
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.
I bought a Piper Cub specifically to put it to use in a flying club designed to serve high school and college students.
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.
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.