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Probable cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing and runway excursion.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain a proper landing flare in gusting crosswind conditions.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare during gusting wind conditions, and the flight instructor’s delayed remedial action.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain lateral control during a soft-field takeoff.
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.
Worries about privacy have kept some aircraft owners from equipping with ADS-B.
“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 included ceilometer measures cloud height to 10,000'.
"It’s the only fly-in campground on a lake in central Ohio."
The Cessna 425 was also added to the STC.
The RDM-300 can record more than 500 parameters per second.
Autoland was chosen as a finalist in the Transportation category and an honorable mention in the Best World Changing Idea Award in North America.
The new portable GPS will be available in May for $1,599.
The project is soliciting videos from the flight training community that show the people who inspire and demonstrate the resilience of the industry.
The program contains lessons that are often overlooked, glossed over, or not fully explained during private pilot training.
The high schooler uses his flight lessons to deliver PPE supplies to rural hospitals in Virginia.
The updated course is accepted by the FAA for WINGS credit.
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.
Can I have bad rings even when I get good compression numbers?
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.
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."
North American built 9,800 B-25s between 1940 and 1945.
Perhaps aviation is a bit more inclined to adapt to changing and challenging threats than most businesses.
Today is not my day to get airborne. I’m too emotionally distracted by the plight of our Lola to focus on the task of piloting an aircraft today.
Building better is a more nuanced concept than building bigger. GA has nailed that difference and revels in its mastery of it.
If there was ever a compelling case that clarifies the myriad reasons how learning to fly might benefit your life, we are living it right now.
Blackwing "completely pulverized" the speed record, according to company officials.
A great way to practice social distancing is to go flying.
When Mike Jefferson flew 900 miles to the Copperstate Fly-In in Arizona, it took three days and 17 hours of flight time on his AirBike.
Zenith Aircraft continues to top the list of top selling experimental LSA.
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.
To be a backup, general aviation's needs are not overwhelming. But our impact might just be the difference between life and death. Literally.
David's new panel saves him 40 pounds, according to Gulf Coast Avionics.
I provide my own renter's insurance, of course, and split the cost of the annual with Jeff. That allows me access to fly the Cub. When I'm done with a flight, I top up the fuel tank and put it back in the hangar just as I found it.
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.
In more than 60 years there has been no significant change in aviation oils, even with all of the technical advances in lubricants.
As the piston aviation community faces the switch to unleaded fuel, it pays to know the history of avgas.