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Probable cause: The failure of the engine-driven fuel pump and the pilot's failure to identify the pump's failure, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel starvation and a forced landing on a road, during which the airplane hit obsta
Probable cause: An in-flight collision with a bird.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to use taxiways shown on the airport diagrams and his subsequent failure to avoid a ditch.
Probable cause: The failure of the universal joint in the pilot-side flight control yoke due to the fatigue fracture of a rivet within the universal joint. Contributing to the universal joint failure was the universal joint design, which was prone to galling wear and seizure.
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.
ASTM is releasing new standards for seaplanes and floatplanes to help determine appropriate water loads that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs.
Other sites are more suited to the proposed solar generating plant, according to RAF officials.
“The FAA’s decision allows Santa Monica to continue its avowed agenda to make SMO as inhospitable as possible to aviation operators.,”
A gold mine of interesting airport history is found in the new book.
To make the scenario as realistic as possible, officials used a burn prop to create an airplane fuselage with controlled flames.
Added to the STC are the Piper PA-28 Models: 201T and 236 and the
Piper PA-32 Models 260 and 300.
"The PAR200B meets the needs of those whose mission is flying mostly VFR."
In the event of an emergency, Autoland determines the optimal airport and runway, taking into account factors such as weather, terrain, obstacles, and aircraft performance statistics.
A daughter's dream to fly rekindles her father's dream.
This year the grant program is focusing on schools that use AOPA's high school aviation STEM curriculum.
Facilities include a a new hangar that houses the school's fleet of training aircraft, which includes Cirrus, Cessna and Piper Aircraft.
The new learning center will be at the Ellington Airport.
Would it be an option to install the wide deck version in this airplane or is that a bad idea?
There is no doubt the 200 hp will make your airplane a rocket ship.
Conical type mounts are used on the Lycoming O-235-C series of engines and several different models of Lycoming O-320-A, B, and C series.
Always be certain to ask many questions before putting any money on the table!
When it comes to mindset, pilots must possess a fixed mindset, but be able to adapt when needed.
Even when NOTAMs are issued, the human factor leads to miscommunication.
Our ability to trust our inner doubt can be the difference between an NMAC and an uneventful flight.
Our canine and other companions deserve our protection.
Parks' bag of tricks included having students build aircraft that were used in the college's flight training program.
Commandos hauled freight across the United States for decades after World War II.
Just two Lockheed Constitutions were built.
In the history of the Air Force, the old Douglas C-1 of the 1920s was cast as a supporting player.
There are moments of great beauty and wonder in the air. There are also moments of concern, with maybe a pinch of fear, lurking over the horizon.
Our aeronautical future shows every indication of being just flat out amazing.
The plane wasn’t gone, it was just somewhere else, doing what it does, bringing smiles to new faces and teaching lessons that need to be learned.
Hiqh-quality flight training isn’t facilitated by happy accidents, unexpected surprises, or random experiences.
The good news is that aircraft are selling and pilots are flying more than ever.
The market for used LSA is growing, which is good news for all of general aviation.
Many aircraft at Oshkosh caught the eye of our LSA expert.
A 14-year-old ultralight pilot flies into Oshkosh for the big show.
Why restrict ourselves to two narrow lines to document all the juicy details a magical flight holds.
If you are at all handy, computer-wise, this might make for a fun project that has the potential to open your eyes to the traffic around you, while keeping more money in your wallet, so you can actually go flying.
Later this month, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will host its annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Oct. 22-24, 2019, to be exact.
New this year will be the roll-out of the "Professional Member" category.
"Mr. Atkins, based on the results of this test you should not go near an airplane even as a mechanic."
In a word or two... not much.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 was an excellent show, with plenty of good news for GA.
Without new technology, GA will die.
Who wins in court cases involving general aviation? Attorneys and expert witnesses, while all of GA loses.