The pilot reported that while conducting a low-level sightseeing flight near Garfield, Washington, he inadvertently collided with an unmarked power line with the Piper PA-28’s left wing. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that immediately after touchdown at the airport in Carson City, California, he felt a very strong crosswind from the left that kicked the Cessna 185’s tail to the right. [Read more…]
A de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter hit another Twin Otter on the runway at Sebastian, Florida. [Read more…]
After departing from the airport where the pilot kept the Autogyro, he flew to his family farm near Crozet, Virginia, and landed without incident on a 1,500-foot-long grass polo field.
Later on, during an attempted takeoff from the same field, when the gyroplane was traveling at 25 to 30 knots and was about 150 feet into the takeoff roll, the gyroplane rose to a balanced position on its main wheels, but then began to bounce up and down violently. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while in a descent from 16,000 feet, at 1,500 feet per minute, slowing from 190 knots indicated airspeed to 160 knots, the Raytheon Aircraft Co. B300 encountered extreme turbulence. [Read more…]
According to the student pilot, he was performing takeoffs and landings in the local traffic pattern at the airport in Shirley, N.Y. [Read more…]
According to the flight instructor and the pilot-rated student, both believed the Piper PA 18-150 had been fueled at the time it was pulled out of the hangar by line personnel, and they both observed a fuel truck parked near the airplane prior to the flight. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was landing the Piper PA-32 at the airport in Valdosta, Georgia, in turbulent conditions with gusting wind.
During the landing flare, the plane encountered an updraft, followed immediately by a downdraft. [Read more…]
While preparing for the flight, the pilot initiated the Cessna 185’s engine starting procedure, which included steps to advance the throttle and engage the electric fuel pump, in order to prime the fuel system.
A subsequent step required that the throttle setting be reduced to idle position before engaging the starter motor. [Read more…]
The designated pilot examiner (DPE) and student pilot were conducting a private pilot check ride.
The DPE reported that, during climbout, he retarded the throttle to simulate an engine failure. The student attempted to recover the Cessna 172 by lowering its nose to maintain controlled flight. However, the airplane descended. [Read more…]