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Question of the Day


Who is responsible for determining whether that aircraft is in condition for safe flight




Advice of the Day




Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna 182 Skylane

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski S-333

System of the Day


Cabin Heating and Cooling Systems: Cabin Heating and cooling systems provide conditioned air for comfortable operations during various weather conditions



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.177: Minimum altitudes for IFR operations



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


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Mishap of the Day


ERA14FA343: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to secure the cargo in the cargo compartment, which resulted in a weight shift that led to the center of gravity exceeding its aft limit during a go-around attempt and a subsequent aerodynamic stall.