The Midget Mustang hit the runway in Longmont, Colorado, during takeoff after it prematurely lifted off and cartwheeled to a stop facing in the opposite direction. [Read more…]
The pilot of the AX8 105 hot air balloon reported “a gust of wind created a false lift effect on the balloon” during takeoff near Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
Heat application to increase lift was insufficient to avoid colliding with a building. [Read more…]
After completing one landing at the airport in Portland, Tennessee, the pilot decided he wanted to practice landing with a tailwind.
After departure he maneuvered to perform a circling power-off landing on the opposite end of the runway. [Read more…]
During a cross-country flight under instrument flight rules (IFR), the Piper PA-32R-300 pilot was cleared from 9,000 feet to 7,000 feet over mountainous terrain.
In the descent, he reported encountering instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and extreme turbulence, which caused a loss of control, resulting in inverted flight. [Read more…]
The pilot performed stop and go landings, at a private dirt airstrip in Drexel, Missouri.
After his third landing, while taxiing to the east for takeoff, he reported encountering several wind gusts that nosed the Piper PA 22-135 over. [Read more…]
Citing how important weather reports by pilots are to flight safety, a special investigation report released by the National Transportation Safety Board called for changes in training and procedures for pilots, air traffic controllers and others within the aviation community to enhance the effectiveness of the entire pilot weather reporting system with the intent to reduce pilots’ inadvertent encounters with hazardous weather and to prevent weather-related accidents. [Read more…]
The pilot said that just as he was going to touch down on the runway at the airport in Cornelia, Georgia, the Piper PA 18-150 wanted to turn to the left. He applied right rudder, but it was not affective. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that during landing, his airspeed was too high and the Cessna 172 bounced. He continued the landing at the airport in Clearwater, Florida, but the airplane porpoised, and on the third bounce slid off the runway. [Read more…]
The CFI piloting the light-sport aircraft, an Aero SP Z 0 0 AT-4, reported he was not performing aerobatic maneuvers, however a review of the onboard airplane video by the FAA Air Safety Inspector revealed that he had been performing aerobatic maneuvers in an airplane not certified for aerobatic flight. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that during an approach to landing in gusty crosswind conditions at the airport in West Plains, Missouri, the Arion Lightning LS-1 encountered turbulence about 10 feet above the runway and suddenly lost altitude. [Read more…]