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Probable cause: The flying pilot's excessive maneuvering of the airplane at a slow airspeed, which resulted in exceedance of the critical angle of attack and an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident was the pilots' operation of the airplane over its maximum allowable gross weight.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain altitude and airspeed while maneuvering at a low altitude.
Probable cause: A partial loss of engine power due to contaminants in the fuel system that decreased the fuel flow, the source of which could not be determined.
Probable cause: The pilot's improper pretakeoff planning, his failure to maintain adequate airspeed, and his exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during a short-field takeoff with a tailwind, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.
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.
Interesting in Sonex Aircraft's sporty little SubSonex jet? Factory to host in-depth two-hour seminar July 26.
The upgrade occurred mainly because of the number of jet and multi-engine aircraft based at the airport, as well as steadily increasing activity levels.
The rate of deterioration is concerning, state officials say.
It's a win-win for the airport and the military at the Airport in the Sky.
Just changing light bulbs on the field at KAPA has shaved more than $6,000 of the airport's energy bill.
"ADS-B is a check and balance on the pilot’s eyes being outside the cockpit and the possibility that air traffic controllers may be too busy to call out traffic.”
Prices will drop $200 to $500 on SkyView Classic and SkyView SE systems.
Intended for aircraft that weigh 6,000 pounds or less, as well as experimental aircraft, the STC'd GPS 175/GNX 375 are available for more than 700 aircraft makes and models.
The high-power USB charger delivers 3 amps per port to simultaneously charge electronic flight bags, cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices at full power.
A Florida EAA chapter is offering a free flying start to those who always wanted to learn how to fly.
The course covers all elements of the Airman Certification Standards for the multiengine airplane practical test.
Barry Knuttila holds an ATP certificate with a Falcon 10 type rating and flight and ground instructor certificates with all available airplane ratings.
King Schools officials guarantee that ur customers will pass their exams.
Remember: Cheaper is not always better.
The IA signing off the annual will have the final say.
I'll be honest and tell you I'm not sure, but let's get back to some basic troubleshooting and see where it leads us.
A few questions from our engine expert can help this aircraft owner with his dilemma.
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?
Pilots must constantly hone their aeronautical decision making skills.
Often, it's a series of small things that contribute to trouble in the air.
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.
Has an Ercoupe ever seen such a deck angle since?
During World War II and the Cold War, many aircraft were tested for jet-assisted takeoff (JATO).
You’re not cool if you fly off without the information you need to know before you go.
The memories of friends and shared experiences are a big part of what life is all about.
When it comes to getting there, safety is my primary goal.
An empty seat is a wasted opportunity.
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.
With its 15th running held Jan. 23-26, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is the grandaddy of Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) shows.
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.
Billy wasn't tall, yet he was a giant.
"For however much automation has helped the airline passenger by increasing safety it has had some negative consequences,” said interviewee and author William Langewiesche. “In this case it’s quite clear that these pilots had had experience stripped away from them for years.”
Few of us truly know how the federal budgetary sausage is made. The five-minute video clip (above) sheds a bit of light on the process. Thank you to both Chuck and John for your ongoing efforts.
We are trying to sell GA using horse and buggy technology to an audience that has never lived without computers or cell phones.
In the real world a leaded fuel will rate significantly higher than an unleaded fuel with the same lab-measured octane or anti-knock rating.
What oil should you use in your plane this winter?
Our fuels expert lists the many advantages general aviation could reap with new technology engines, like those used by the auto industry.