The pilot reported that during initial climb out in the CH-750, just after becoming airborne, he inputted a higher than normal angle of attack and subsequently the plane stalled and rolled to the left. [Read more…]
The flight instructor and the student pilot departed on a local training flight in the Cessna 152. After completing maneuvers at 2,000 feet, the CFI initiated a simulated engine failure and proceeded to demonstrate the forced landing procedure to the student.
He selected a field near Venice, Florida, as the forced landing location and applied carburetor heat. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to determine how much unusable fuel was in the experimental amateur-built airplane’s fuel tanks.
The Fisher Classic took off with a full header tank and only 1 gallon of fuel in each wing tank. [Read more…]
During an instructional flight in the tailwheel airplane, the student pilot and flight instructor planned to stay in the traffic pattern at the airport in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for touch and go landing practice.
During the landing rollout, the Piper PA-18 started drifting to the left side of the runway. [Read more…]
The pilot made an approach for landing on Runway 35 at the airport in Kernville, California. According to airport personnel, the wind was about 170 at 25 knots, creating a tailwind component for landing.
During the landing, the Cessna U206-G bounced and touched down further than normal. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, after the cargo was loaded onto the Beech 58 for the night flight, he performed a contamination check, and the airplane was free of contamination.
After performing the run-up checks, he activated the anti-ice systems and taxied onto the runway at the airport in Denver. [Read more…]
According to both the flight instructor and the pilot undergoing instruction, during the landing rollout at the airport in Phoenix, the pilot undergoing instruction inadvertently retracted the landing gear. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while in cruise flight, the engine rpm of the Rotorway Executive 162F helicopter suddenly increased to the point where the rev limiter activated.
At this point the helicopter was about 700 feet above ground level and the pilot performed an autorotation to a baseball field in Plymouth, Indiana. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during climbout on the return leg of an out-and-back flight, he noticed the engine hesitate for one or two seconds and then recover to normal operation. He continued climbing the Piper PA-28R and proceeded toward his home airport.
While approaching the airport, the engine made abnormal noises, followed by a total loss of power. [Read more…]
The pilot had recently purchased the Zodiac CH-650, an experimental amateur-built airplane. He was flying with a flight instructor to gain flight experience in the airplane. [Read more…]