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Probable cause: The pilot-receiving-instruction’s failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to extend the landing gear due to his distraction by talking on the radio, which resulted in a gear-up landing.
Probable cause: The pilot’s selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll resulting in a ground loop.
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.
"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.
The bill would allow AIP funds to be used as an incentive to finish construction projects early.
WSDOT will announce grant award decisions by the end of May 2020.
Four of the 10 busiest general aviation airports are in Arizona.
The airport is losing money by no longer being a general aviation airport.
Several models of the Piper PA-32 and Cessna 177, as well as the PA-28, are included.
Avionics sales were up 10.2% from 2018.
tailBeaconX is a LED rear position light replacement that incorporates a 1090MHz Mode S ES ADS-B OUT transponder, Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Global Positioning System (GPS) position source, and dipole antenna.
Features include visual procedure selector, custom holding patterns, and more.
This is ATP Flight School's third location in Colorado.
The program takes you from first flight through the sport pilot checkride.
The book helps pilots transition to advanced airplane models and types and prepare for their Commercial Pilot certificate.
Bill Walker offers tips to help you pass your commercial check ride.
The best advice is always ask lots of questions, review the logbooks carefully, and be certain to have a good pre-purchase inspection by a well qualified maintenance technician.
The problem in the overhauled Cessna 182 engine is the oil pressure drops gradually after a four to five minute run-up.
"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.
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.
Our fear is largely self-induced — and what we fear drives our thinking and how we behave.
North American built 9,800 B-25s between 1940 and 1945.
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.
A flight review in a 1941 Stearman PT-17 bring some lessons and some proud moments.
The Aspiring Aviators Aero Club was formed to support, encourage, inspire, and mentor high school students as they explore their interest in aviation.
How we handle the distraction is far more important than the distraction itself. And that’s something worth thinking about and planning for.
Building an aircraft doesn’t have to be difficult. There will be challenges, sure. But help is always available.
Zenith Aircraft continues to top the list of top selling experimental LSA.
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.
General aviation is a great way to travel for a family vacation. If you have patience.
Merriam-Webster defines disciple as “one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another, such as a convinced adherent of a school or individual.”
I’ll add one more to the end of the definition…or flight.
“Airport gridlock and congestion will worsen in the U.S. unless four new international airports are built to accommodate future demand.”
What came naturally to me, being raised on an airport, is not so natural to the average 3 to 5 year old. Go figure.
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.
The pre-heat process needs to heat the complete engine assembly and not just the oil.
In a word or two... not much.
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