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  • Pilot’s misidentification of airport fatal mistake
    Probable cause: The pilot's controlled flight into terrain after misidentifying the destination airport during a period of restricted visibility due to weather.

  • Picture of the Day: ‘Old Glory’
    KT Budde-Jones submitted this photo and note: “The historic B-25 Mitchell, “Old Glory,” being lifted on board the USS Essex for transport to San Diego from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Old Glory will take part in The Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor, just one of many events commemorating the 75th anniversary […]

  • One Pilot’s View: Little pleasures
    I fly for fun. Friends accuse me of being “all ate up with flying,” to which I firmly reply guilty.

  • Avionics sales plunge 37%
    "A substantial decrease in worldwide avionics sales during the second quarter was the expectation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic."

  • Virtual flying game debuts
    Every month, the three players with the highest scores will win a pair of Ray-Ban Aviators.

  • Elevator Spar Replacement Kit for Commanders STC’d
    Analysis shows that the new spars have a fatigue life that is several times the expected fatigue life of the airframe.

  • Carb icing brings plane down into farmer’s field
    Probable cause: The delayed application of carburetor heat by the pilot which led to accumulation of carburetor ice, eventual loss of engine power, and the subsequent forced landing in high vegetation.

  • Picture of the Day: One man’s dream squadron
    Athol Franz, the editor of African Pilot magazine, submitted this photo and note: “This is a picture that I took some years ago of a popular South African aviation personality, Menno Parsons, and his squadron parked at Rand Airport (FAGM) in Gauteng, South Africa. The setting up of the picture took over three hours and, […]

  • They get us coming and going
    It’s almost as if people don’t understand what it takes to be a pilot and maintain proficiency. But that can’t be it, can it?

  • How fast can you go slow?
    The first-ever Ozark Backwoods Challenge STOL competition is slated for Sept. 10-13, 2020.

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