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Probable cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control following a total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined based on the available information.
Probable cause: A flat nosewheel tire, which resulted in the pilot’s inability to maintain directional control on landing.
Probable cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a truck while taxiing.
Probable cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight and in-flight fuel planning, during which he did not visually check the fuel quantity in the fuel tanks and instead relied on the fuel gauges that were showing erroneous fuel quantity indications, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and the subsequent loss of engine power during cruise flight.
The learning center includes information for all of the most relevant single pilot certified turbine aircraft.
Sometimes I wonder if the engineers who design cockpits are aware that pilots aren’t born in the seat. We have to get in there somehow.
The Stratos 716X will be offered as an experimental kit build aircraft while the 716 will be certified by the FAA for production.
"The end of the travel restrictions, the end of the lockdowns, it's all had the positive effect that we all hoped for."
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 Aircraft Electronics Association also released its annual Pilots Guide to Avionics.
The newest update to Garmin Pilot includes a host of new features.
Programming includes virtual booth visits, webinars, forums and a virtual “hangar” happy hour.
Featuring dual ports and charge rates up to 3.0 amps, the charger is easy to install and "perfect for use in any experimental or ultralight aircraft," according to company officials.
In the new course, Wagstaff explains every maneuver step-by-step, complete with animations and tips for better technique.
"Flying in the traffic pattern involves nearly all piloting tasks."
A last-minute fundraising effort allowed the I Hart Flying Foundation to award a third scholarship.
Disservice is rampant, including in aviation. Perhaps the most glaring example is in flight instruction, where the drop-out rate hovers around 80%. A shockingly high number that would kill most industries.
Estimated labor time for this replacement is about two hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Cub came out of the factory as a taildragger, somewhere along the line it was converted to a tricycle gear configuration, then in 1997 it returned to its original glory as a taildragger.
I bought a Piper Cub specifically to put it to use in a flying club designed to serve high school and college students.
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.
“I honestly don’t know if he would have soloed on his 16th birthday if I hadn’t had all this extra time.”
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.
Most of the problems stem from a belief that all grease is created equal and as long as a bearing has some sort of grease in it, it will be fine.
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.