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Probable cause: The student pilot's improper decision to maneuver the airplane through an area of construction and his subsequent failure to maintain clearance from a concrete pole barrier while taxiing.
Probable cause: The pilot's incorrect altimeter setting during the night visual approach, which resulted in a controlled flight into terrain.
Probable cause: The stuck No. 2 cylinder exhaust valve, which resulted in a partial loss of engine power and a subsequent forced landing and impact with a ditch.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to see and avoid power wires during approach.
The new touch-up pen can be used on aircraft exteriors and interiors.
“It should come as no surprise to anyone that the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the general aviation industry in the second quarter."
The full-scale prototype, which has been spotted over the skies of Southern California since 2017, has completed 31 test flights.
The deals in June and July reflected a 77% increase over deals made in April and May.
“We will vigilantly continue to defend access to airports throughout our country.”
The new facility is capable of clearing private aircraft, crew, and passengers arriving directly from international departure points.
He held the state's top spot in aviation for 18 years.
The instrument rating special is priced at just $10 an hour.
Deadline to apply is April 2, 2021.
Additional features include the display of outside air temperature, groundspeed, true airspeed and wind on the attitude indicator.
Tom Carr was honored with the award in recognition of his achievements as an experimental test pilot during the Garmin Autoland flight test program.
Garmin’s wide array of products is one of the main reasons Pacific Coast Avionics continues its place as a sales leader among all of Garmin’s global dealers.
This is the 13th edition of the book. The accompanying syllabus has also been updated.
Joshua Alexander submitted this photo and note: "Sloane Alexander, who is 9 years old, has logged eight hours in a Diamond DA40 with Kate Short of the Aspen Flight Academy, her CFI in Aspen, Colorado.
Training opportunities range from courses, webinars, and instructor-led virtual training.
There is no problem removing the vacuum pump drive from the engine — and there are actually two options for you.
I believe you are hearing the pops is because something has a crack in it.
The worst thing you can do is to baby the engine.
If all is working well, why kick a sleeping dog?
When it comes to radio communication between flying objects, the single most important thing a pilot can do is be on the right frequency.
The Leatherman multi-tool is one I’ve seen many a pilot sport. Apparently, it’s so well loved it’s even found its way into reports to NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System.
Inattention to detail can lead to accidents.
Excitement while flying can be good and bad.
The optimistic postwar brochures from general aviation manufacturers reveal a mix of confidence and dreams that played out with varying degrees of success.
During World War II, General Motors shifted gears from making cars to building warbirds.
Reminiscent of the World War I German Fokker D.VII fighter, the elephant ear Travel Air 2000 gained a nickname as the Wichita Fokker.
In the 19 years since the Wrights first flew, the design of aircraft was being codified and quantified with precision.
In real life I’ve only ever known two people who made it a habit of wearing cowboy boots in the cockpit. One is still with us. One is not.
The average age of the hangar rats at my local airport is skewing younger. Much younger.
Salesmanship should be one of an airport manager's biggest strengths.
Get creative, find a way to say “yes,” and market the airport as the magnificent place we all know it could be.
Despite the upheaval of COVID-19, it appears affordable aviation is doing surprisingly well and I found pilots highly enthusiastic about their flying.
An NPRM is not going to be forthcoming soon. Instead, the agency is preparing for a full internal review of the proposals, known as LSA 2023.
For a builder, this method allows a quick and simple build of an airframe that is square and true.
Really? IFR in a LSA?
I’m not cynical by nature so I feel a bit out of sorts with this column. My normal state is the belief that people far smarter than I do the hard work of sorting out the details for this type of idea.
An interaction with one (fill in the blank) person does not mean all (fill in the blank) people are the same.
I’ve never been objective when it comes to aviation. I’m a full throated proponent.
There's a 20-year-old solution to repetitive Presidential TFRs that damage so many general aviation airports.
Changing the oil at least three times a year or every 50 hours (if you have an oil filter) is one of the two most important things you can do to protect your engine.
Oil pans and drain plugs are often "perfectly" located so that it is almost impossible to get to them without burning your hands, as well as spilling oil everywhere.
Follow these tips to break-in your engine the right way.
Most of the problems stem from a belief that all grease is created equal and as long as a bearing has some sort of grease in it, it will be fine.