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Probable cause: The pilot’s improper fuel planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.
Probable cause: A failure of the right fuel tank to supply fuel to the engine for reasons that could not be determined, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.
Probable cause: The pilot's controlled flight into mountainous terrain while attempting to operate under visual flight rules in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).
Probable cause: The reciprocating engine's exhaust valve being stuck in the “open” position, which resulted in a partial loss of engine power during initial climb.
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.
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.
More than 500 kids and their parents visited Dupage Airport for a Back to School celebration.
Just how important are general aviation airports? Ask the Army National Guard helicopter crews that found refuge from the storm at Y50 in Wisconsin.
Garmin's free webinars focus on autopilots, ADS-B, Garmin Pilot and more.
Avionics shops are reaching maximum capacity in the face of the looming ADS-B deadline.
Cessna has enhanced the flight deck capabilities to new production Caravan and Grand Caravan EX turboprops.
Just STC'd is Aspen Avionics' Evolution E5, which consolidates attitude indicator plus DG/CDI into a single display.
A new airplane means new offerings at Latitude Aviation.
Proposal hopes to lift geographic restrictions, CFI practical test to be scheduled directly with DPE and more.
The second edition of "Train Like You Fly" has been released.
A larger facility is in the works for Performance Aircraft at Lincoln Airport (KLNK) at Nebraska, as the flight school plans to triple its number of flight training students in the next few years.
A reader asks our engines expert for advice on increasing the horsepower of his Lycoming engine.
I would strongly recommend that if you do not own the particular Operator's Manual for your engine that you make the small investment and buy one.
Our engines expert reveals how to tell the difference between a narrow deck and wide deck engine.
Engine expert Paul McBride gives some advice on how to take care of a rebuilt Lycoming IO-360-A1A.
Often, it's a series of small things that contribute to trouble in the air.
One of my nephews is really keen on becoming a pilot. I had some time over the summer, so I committed to flying a Piper Twin Comanche up to his hometown, taking him flying over to the coast, and flying back with a lesson involved.
Something for all pilots to consider: 86% of all sterile cockpit violation incidents could have resulted in an near mid-air collision (NMAC).
Human Factors columnist Jeffrey Madison explores the relationship between the sterile cockpit rule, flight instructing and PIC.
The only remaining Ar 234 has been restored and is on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
Historians have long pegged December 17, 1903, as a seminal turning point in the history of the world, which is why many aircraft made their first flights on the anniversary of the first flight.
Air tankers have evolved since they were first used in 1937.
Flying a First Curtiss pusher biplane, Eugene B. Ely successfully made the first landing on a warship.
I’m in the camp that thinks aviation will ultimately prove to be the salvation of humanity
Who else got a new drone for Christmas? There's a few things you have to do before taking flight.
The training required to be a good pilot is hard, but it is worth it.
Do you need to understand the science of flight to be a good pilot?
As more drones fill the skies, big changes will need to happen to ATC.
Is it possible to unring a bell? Perhaps not, but additional information can help mute the sound.
The A32 Vixxen from Aeroprakt made its U.S. debut at the Midwest LSA Expo and our LSA expert says the company has a winner in the new model.
Four years of hard work pay off in big potential wins for the LSA industry.
Today, the RAF boasts 9,000 members. The successes are far beyond member numbers and impacted airstrips.
And here’s where the FAA exhibited a willingness to walk the talk when it comes to encouraging the industry to deliver improvements to the aviation marketplace. You know, that whole Part 23 rewrite thing...
Aviation is trending in the right direction. Let's all pile on and make it even better.
Fire up that computer or smartphone and find THAT photo. We want to share them with our tens of thousands of readers.
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.
It's time for GA to borrow from other industries to update its technology.
Columnist Ben Visser contends the general aviation industry has been standing still way too long. It's time to focus on new technology — and a younger customer base.