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Probable cause: The pilot’s loss of directional control and long landing in gusting wind conditions due to his shoe getting stuck on the brakes.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to secure the canopy before flight, which resulted in the airplane hitting a fence during the approach. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s failure to follow the Before Takeoff checklist and In-flight Canopy Opening checklist emergency procedure.
Probable cause: The pilot receiving instruction and flight instructor’s failure to properly configure the landing gear before landing, which resulted in landing with the landing gear retracted.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from a stationary pole while parking.
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.
Kayla Varcoe submitted this photo and note: "Getting creative in these stay at home times!"
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The FAA is looking out for a vital national asset...our airports.
The acquisition adds 30,000 square feet of hangar space.
Each four to five minute video focuses on approach, landing, and taxi scenarios at select U.S. airports.
FlyQ EFB 4.5’s new “4D Predictive Weather” allows pilots to analyze both current and future weather at any location.
Making Mexico's ADS-B mandate compatible with the U.S.'s will create seamless travel between the two countries for GA pilots.
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.
The webinar will cover how to effectively use flight sims at home, as well as what mistakes to avoid.
Captain Ric Corley sent in this photo, explaining: "First flying lesson April 1, 1958, with flight instructor Johnny Reaver in a Piper Cub on floats at Panama City, Florida, 11,000+ hours ago!"
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Five high school students are certified as Redbird Simulator Technicians.
Everyone in general aviation knows someone who has been killed or injured in an accident. This program aims to fix that.
Can I have bad rings even when I get good compression numbers?
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."
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.
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.
England produced one of the finest fighters of World War I, the S.E. 5A.
Pilots think and act differently than non-pilots.
The humble chair may be your best bet for keeping current when you can't fly.
In this odd time of social distancing, it’s a good time to reconnect with long forgotten aircraft, pilots, classmates, and friends.
SUN 'n FUN is, at its core, a fundraising vehicle that bankrolls educational initiatives that run all year, benefiting folks in ways we might never have imagined.
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.
The father-son team has delivered more aircraft than many manufacturers have ever made.
I fully expect ACE to continue engaging, educating and accelerating the next generation of aerospace professionals.
In the media business, we call Jeffrey's column "evergreen" content. It is as valuable today as it was when he started in 2014 and will remain so far into the future.
Blaise Kessler is the 100th teen to earn their private pilot certificate at the Aerospace Center for Excellence.
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.
The pre-heat process needs to heat the complete engine assembly and not just the oil.