The flight instructor’s improper decision to direct the student pilot to exit the airplane with the engine running, which resulted in serious injury when the student walked into the propeller arc.
Student pilot seriously injured during first lesson
Picture of the Day: Our hidden freedom
Sam Scanlon submitted this photo and note: “Building a home on a private strip, Nolnacs Airport (30PA) in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania. One of our hidden freedoms is the ability to build a private strip and fly anywhere we want! Love our country! An older gentlemen who can barely work his phone took this while I was taking off.”
Human Factors: Sometimes it’s the little things
Post-maintenance is the time to preflight like your life depends on it — because it does as shown in this accident where a veteran pilot is killed in a crash when the trim tabs on his Piper PA-31 are installed incorrectly after the plane’s annual.
The oldest airports in the U.S
Browsing the internet one afternoon, I stumbled upon an interesting blog by Heather Burdo at the website AZAnimals.com that lists the nine oldest airports in the United States. (Not really sure why a blog about animals has a list of airports on it, but then again, why not?)
Avionics sales up over 22%
The quarterly report offers mixed results, as the industry posted a lower dollar amount in sales when compared to the fourth quarter of last year, while at the same time reporting an increase in sales of more than 22% compared to the first three months of 2022.
Signature Aviation reopens FBO at PANC
The newly renovated terminal, built within the former Kulis Alaska Air National Guard facility, has a dedicated facility specifically for international traffic, according to company officials.
SR20 pilot forgets to remove pitot tube cover
The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and spin. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the pilot to perform an adequate preflight inspection, to include removal of the pitot tube cover.
Picture of the Day: Northwoods
Erik Stier submitted this photo and note: “Michigan summers and seaplanes.”
Reflections from a read
I’m not typically a fan of poetry, but this chapter – to me – is poetry.
Flying around the world to end polio
Two Iowa pilots are in the midst of a flight around the world, designed to raise money for Rotary International’s mission of eradicating polio in the world.
Finally a good reason to go to the mall
Since the end of April 2023, the first DV20 — also known as the DA20 and manufactured at Diamond Aircraft Canada — has been suspended from the ceiling about 16 feet above a premium spot inside the mall, according to company officials.
Sky Designs introduces RV-6/7 carbon gear wheel fairings
Aerodynamic testing has shown that nearly half of the drag caused by fixed landing gears, as found on all RVs, originates at the intersection of the gear legs with the fuselage and especially the wheels, according to officials with Sky Design Engineering.