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Probable cause: The pilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point following a loss of engine power and his inability to stop the airplane on the short, soft runway. Contributing to the accident was the inadequate maintenance of the airplane
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the taxi on skis on hard-packed snow in gusting wind conditions.
Probable cause: The pilot's decision to maneuver the airplane over mountainous terrain in high-density altitude conditions, which resulted in the airplane’s inability to maintain altitude or establish a climb.
Probable cause: The pilot’s decision to take off with a known master brake cylinder leak and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control during landing.
ASTM is releasing new standards for seaplanes and floatplanes to help determine appropriate water loads that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs.
More than 10 years in the making, watching his Privateer fly for the first time was "a highlight" of John Meekins' life.
Commuter Craft seeks paint scheme inspiration for "Version 2" of their unique aircraft.
Interesting in Sonex Aircraft's sporty little SubSonex jet? Factory to host in-depth two-hour seminar July 26.
The rate of deterioration is concerning, state officials say.
It's a win-win for the airport and the military at the Airport in the Sky.
Just changing light bulbs on the field at KAPA has shaved more than $6,000 of the airport's energy bill.
More than 500 kids and their parents visited Dupage Airport for a Back to School celebration.
The four-day convention is the largest gathering of avionics professionals in the world.
The GFC 600 and GFC 500 autopilots provide thousands of GA aircraft with a simple, light-weight, cost-effective autopilot upgrade path, Garmin officials say.
"Being named an authorized dealer by Dynon is a confirmation that we do things the right way."
New certification policies allow companies to create significantly lower-cost avionics that can serve the certified market at an experimental aircraft price point.
AOPA is offering more than $1 million in scholarships.
EAA awards more than $1 million in aviation scholarship money each year.
Frasca has integrated Garmin G1000 NXi software into its new training device.
AOPA will award $1 million in flight training scholarships to high school students and teachers this year.
The IA signing off the annual will have the final say.
I'll be honest and tell you I'm not sure, but let's get back to some basic troubleshooting and see where it leads us.
A few questions from our engine expert can help this aircraft owner with his dilemma.
A reader asks our engines expert for advice on increasing the horsepower of his Lycoming engine.
Distraction is the common theme of 18% of the almost 700 NASA reports on general aviation tow bar incidents
Just because you can hand prop an airplane, does that mean you should?
Pilots must constantly hone their aeronautical decision making skills.
Often, it's a series of small things that contribute to trouble in the air.
The two biplanes put Waco Aircraft on the map.
Has an Ercoupe ever seen such a deck angle since?
During World War II and the Cold War, many aircraft were tested for jet-assisted takeoff (JATO).
The only remaining Ar 234 has been restored and is on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
What is the point of not providing services to customers in a business that is entirely based on customer service?
They dreamed big, tinkered often, learned to accept failure as a lesson in what not to do, and dreamed some more.
As PIC your job is not to save the airplane. Your goal is to secure the safety of your passengers and crew.
I’m glad I got to sit in on a presentation that really taught me something.
The new Sling TSi by The Airplane Factory is more than it appears.
There's nothing like a 40% boost in power to launch an aircraft into the sky.
With its 15th running held Jan. 23-26, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is the grandaddy of Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) shows.
As more drones fill the skies, big changes will need to happen to ATC.
Few of us truly know how the federal budgetary sausage is made. The five-minute video clip (above) sheds a bit of light on the process. Thank you to both Chuck and John for your ongoing efforts.
There’s a lot going on in general aviation — that was evident at the Northwest Aviation Conference.
Events large and not-so-large dot the calendar. Putting those events into the larger context of the development of general aviation can be a challenge for anyone who has a busy life.
Want to go flying? It's not a trick question.
We are trying to sell GA using horse and buggy technology to an audience that has never lived without computers or cell phones.
In the real world a leaded fuel will rate significantly higher than an unleaded fuel with the same lab-measured octane or anti-knock rating.
What oil should you use in your plane this winter?
Our fuels expert lists the many advantages general aviation could reap with new technology engines, like those used by the auto industry.