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Probable cause: A total loss of engine power due to the engine’s unresolved high operating temperatures, which resulted in failure of the distributor rotor and drive shaft, and the pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed during the subsequent forced landing, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of control.
Probable cause: An in-flight collision with a bird during the approach.
Probable cause: The pilot's improper starting procedure before hand propping the engine, and his subsequent attempt to stop the moving airplane, which resulted in him being struck by the propeller.
Probable cause: The noninstrument-rated pilot's improper decision to continue visual flight rules flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in controlled flight into terrain.
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.
ASTM is releasing new standards for seaplanes and floatplanes to help determine appropriate water loads that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs.
More than 10 years in the making, watching his Privateer fly for the first time was "a highlight" of John Meekins' life.
Commuter Craft seeks paint scheme inspiration for "Version 2" of their unique aircraft.
More than 1,200 students, parents, and teachers visited the annual career day and open house.
Work is expected to last about 30 days.
"As kids we put our arms out and ran around the backyard pretending to be an airplane. This race lets you take that feeling one step farther."
The airport is now officially named Breezy Point Airport at Muller Field in honor of Vietnam Veteran and two decade airport manager Cliff Muller.
The latest version of Dynon Avionics' SkyView system software for experimental and light sport aircraft is now available on the Dynon website for download.
The update features the first official release for the Advanced Control Module (ACM).
These upgrades are available immediately from Garmin Authorized Dealers for hundreds of aircraft makes and models.
The standalone autopilot integrates with a number of glass flight displays.
New locations for two of the company's avionics shops.
Flight schools can add the new sim with no up front costs, paying on a "pay-per-use" basis.
Recent changes to the FAR allow instrument-rated private pilots to use simulators to keep current.
The survey closes July 31, 2019.
ORLANDO – Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 4, for FlightSimExpo. Starting June 5, prices will increase, organizers note.
Online registration is $80, and includes two-day tradeshow floor access, panels and seminars, a conference bag, drinks and appetizers, and a six-month membership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
Q: I’m considering buying a 2003 Socata Trinidad TB20 that has an extremely low time of just over 200 hours. A single owner purchased it new and obviously hasn’t flown it much.
Even if you had a model that was acceptable to convert, would the expense be worth the cost just to gain 10 horsepower?
Remember: Cheaper is not always better.
The IA signing off the annual will have the final say.
How well we communicate impacts how well we fly.
More than 900 non-ILS airports employ more than 1,500 LPV RNAV approaches. Know the differences between all of them before you launch.
Distraction is the common theme of 18% of the almost 700 NASA reports on general aviation tow bar incidents
Just because you can hand prop an airplane, does that mean you should?
One of the last piston-engine fighters, the F7F-3 boasted a top speed of 435 mph at 22,200'.
The Atlantic had been crossed by air, and the U.S. Navy had accomplished the feat.
In the years after World War II, it was relatively easy to build a few prototypes, but few went into long-term production.
The two biplanes put Waco Aircraft on the map.
Could the Wright brothers have imagined their prototype Flyer would lead to aircraft that could cross continents and oceans carrying 100 people or more?
“I can’t” is a dangerous limitation we put on ourselves.
I’ll stop flying one day, but the departure from the left seat will be on my terms.
It’s a therapy session disguised as a pilot’s debrief. It’s a support group that meets in a hangar.
The speedy LSA of Europe will be in the U.S. sooner than you think.
Diversity is a hallmark of the Light-Sport Aircraft sector. What a great time to be a pilot.
The new Sling TSi by The Airplane Factory is more than it appears.
There's nothing like a 40% boost in power to launch an aircraft into the sky.
Sad news for GA with news of a fraudulent AME and a fire at the Belite factory.
Where would you rate yourself on the learning line?
The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering is really just a big family reunion.
If 1 in 6 of us certificated pilots (about 100,000 of us) drop a $20 bill in the foundation's piggy bank, those $20 bills will equal $4 million.
What will happen with unleaded avgas in the next few years?
One of the significant problems in general aviation is the lack of new technology.
What's a cetane rating and why is it important to pilots?
We are trying to sell GA using horse and buggy technology to an audience that has never lived without computers or cell phones.