According to the student pilot, he was performing takeoffs and landings in the local traffic pattern at the airport in Shirley, N.Y. [Read more…]
According to the flight instructor and the pilot-rated student, both believed the Piper PA 18-150 had been fueled at the time it was pulled out of the hangar by line personnel, and they both observed a fuel truck parked near the airplane prior to the flight. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was landing the Piper PA-32 at the airport in Valdosta, Georgia, in turbulent conditions with gusting wind.
During the landing flare, the plane encountered an updraft, followed immediately by a downdraft. [Read more…]
While preparing for the flight, the pilot initiated the Cessna 185’s engine starting procedure, which included steps to advance the throttle and engage the electric fuel pump, in order to prime the fuel system.
A subsequent step required that the throttle setting be reduced to idle position before engaging the starter motor. [Read more…]
The designated pilot examiner (DPE) and student pilot were conducting a private pilot check ride.
The DPE reported that, during climbout, he retarded the throttle to simulate an engine failure. The student attempted to recover the Cessna 172 by lowering its nose to maintain controlled flight. However, the airplane descended. [Read more…]
The pilot said that, when the Cessna 195’s tailwheel lifted off the runway at the airport in Llano, Texas, the engine lost power, and he thought it had quit.
The airplane then pitched forward, and the propeller struck the asphalt runway. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during cruise flight, the air traffic controller instructed him to descend from 9,000 to 4,000 feet. While performing the descent checklist, he switched fuel tanks on the Bonanza A36, and the engine subsequently lost power. [Read more…]
The flight instructor was performing an introductory flight lesson for a student with her parents on board as passengers.
Rather than fly in the normal practice area, the flight instructor and student decided to fly across a channel toward an adjacent island to avoid unfavorable weather conditions. [Read more…]
The pilot was taking off in a southerly direction from a narrow, tree-lined airstrip in Newburg, Oregon. During the takeoff roll, sunlight restricted his visibility. [Read more…]
The pilot reported the Cessna 310 was at 8,000 feet mean sea level when it ran out of fuel. [Read more…]