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Question of the Day


Why are MAA's shown at certain intersections?




Advice of the Day


Always aviate, navigate, and communicate, in that order



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna 402

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski CH-53

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 91.227: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment performance requirements



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-1860 Hornet B: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1860 Hornet B?was a relatively uncommon?aircraft engine. It was a development of?Pratt & Whitney's earlier?R-1690 Hornet?and was basically similar, but enlarged in capacity



Event of the Day


Coming Soon

Mishap of the Day


ANC13FA091: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper decision to load the airplane beyond its allowable takeoff weight and center of gravity limits, which resulted in a loss of control during the initial climb.