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Probable cause: The total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s incorrect brake application during the landing roll, resulting in a nose over.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s improper landing flare in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing.
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.
The airport is losing money by no longer being a general aviation airport.
The new runway is expected to be used primarily by student pilots.
A field in Dayton, Ohio, became the country's first airport.
The airport has seen a 44.2% increase in local operations, thanks to a boost in flight training.
The GI 275 is a direct replacement for an attitude indicator, attitude directional indicator (ADI), course deviation indicator (CDI), horizontal situation indicator (HSI), and engine indication system (EIS).
Starting at $4,995, the Evolution E5 EFI is approved for both IFR and VFR flight.
The FAA-approved GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi are available immediately for fixed-wing single-engine and multi-engine piston, turbine and experimental aircraft.
New features include wireless engine data streaming and flight data logging.
"The NTSB tasked NBAA with developing enhanced training guidelines related to risk management in winter operations."
Have changes in the FAA practical testing process changed the prices on those tests?
Deadline to apply is Feb. 21.
Deadline to complete the survey is Jan. 30.
"I've spent a lot of money on the project and don't want to risk the new engine being ruined because of eagerness."
The rule of thumb is when leaning, lean to the leanest cylinder.
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?
Excitement while flying can be good and bad.
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.
England produced one of the finest fighters of World War I, the S.E. 5A.
An even more ambitious metamorphosis saw a standard B-24D repeatedly modified by Consolidated.
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.
In the pantheon of happy accidents that have occurred over the course of my life, becoming a certificated flight instructor is easily in the Top Five.
The more we know, the safer we are. The safer we are, the more enjoyable our flights will be.
What came before is absolutely incredible. What comes next is truly inspirational.
There were three CFIs in the pattern. Two of us were doing it right. One of us was doing it wrong.
The father-son team has delivered more aircraft than many manufacturers have ever made.
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.
What came naturally to me, being raised on an airport, is not so natural to the average 3 to 5 year old. Go figure.
People will tell you how great an idea is, right up to the point when they have to pull out their wallet.
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?
The pre-heat process needs to heat the complete engine assembly and not just the oil.
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.
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