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Question of the Day


FAR _____ prohibits pilots from performing crewmember duties while using any medication that affects the faculties in any way contrary to safety.




Advice of the Day


The AOPA recommends a ?three strikes? rule: If you commit three mental errors during the pre-flight or flight, realize you are not on your game and stay down, or work to land as soon as practical



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna 560 Citation V

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell AH-1 Cobra

System of the Day


Flight Control System: The flight controls are the devices and systems that govern the attitude of an aircraft and, as a result, the flight path followed by the aircraft



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 61.11: Expired pilot certificates and re-issuance



Maneuver of the Day


Soft Field Takeoffs: Soft field takeoffs are used to obtain maximum performance when departing from a soft or rough runway surface



Emergency of the Day


Engine Failure: The total loss of power requires immediate actions which depend upon speed (life) and altitude (life insurance)



Powerplant of the Day


R-2180: Pratt & Whitney R-2180?was the designations for two closely related radial engines developed in the United States by?Pratt & Whitney



Event of the Day


Coming Soon

Mishap of the Day


CEN13IA563: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper weight and balance calculations, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its weight and center-of-gravity limits and led to a loss of pitch control during takeoff, and the operator's failure to obtain required weight information and to ensure that the flight was properly loaded