Galen, one of our pilot readers, writes: Hello, I have always wondered why the left magneto is to the right on the keyswitch, and the right magneto is to the left.
A flight home is the most extreme test yet of this instrument-rated pilot’s proficiency.
As a reminder, FAR Part 91.3 is titled “Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command.” Part (a) states, “The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority, as to the operation of that aircraft.”
Recently an engine rebuilder called with a question I had not heard before. He asked if multigrade oils would increase the possibility of valve sticking in piston aircraft engines. My first response was “why would you think that?” Then I started to think through the mechanics of the problem.
After disaster strikes, general aviation pilots are often the first on the scene, delivering much-needed relief supplies.
Valued at $1,350, the scholarship includes private pilot ground school and two introductory flights with a flight instructor.
The B-17 Alliance Foundation held a week-long Birthday Bash for its B-17 “The Lacey Lady” in 2022.
AeroGuard will train Arizona State University students with zero flight experience to help them earn their commercial pilot certificate and beyond, according to company officials. Students who complete the program will earn a bachelor of science in Aeronautical Management Technology.
Sheltair Aviation has acquired US Jet center at Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO).