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Probable cause: The pilot’s mismanagement of the available fuel, which resulted in a loss of engine power and a subsequent hard, off-airport landing and nose-over.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to extend the landing gear during the approach to land.
Probable cause: A failure of the aft support cable on the left main landing ski due to an inadequately formed nicopress sleeve, which allowed the ski to rotate into a vertical position shortly after liftoff, and its unavoidable separation duri
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from the taxiway sign.
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.
For safety's sake it's important to acknowledge when we're wrong.
Mentoring is a double-edge sword: Do it right and it will change lives. Do it wrong and it will do great harm.
The number of pilots is on an upward trend.
Consider, if you will, what the public perception of general aviation might be if average, everyday folks regularly ran into the opportunity to experience flight in the course of their normal activities. They could buy a flight for themselves. Or with a loved one. Or a friend.
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.
In the late 1990s, the Italian JetFox 97 flew as an evolved ultralight-style aircraft. The two-seat design resembled the American FlightStar, which sold around 1,000 units in all configurations.
Unlike Flightstar, JetFox 97 fully enclosed the engine and cabin, giving it a more finished look.
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.
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For some pilots, the path to becoming a pilot starts with – or is greatly helped by – Mom.