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Question of the Day


Airspace which contains invisible hazards to aircraft such as artillery firing, aerial gunnery, or flight of guided missiles is?




Advice of the Day


The most efficient, and safest way to pursue and complete your flight training is to dedicate regular time to your flight lessons and ground study



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna EC-1

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski CH-53

System of the Day


Icing Systems: Various icing systems are used on high performance or complex airplanes that not only operate in potential icing conditions, but have the capability to fight it



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 61.41: Flight training received from flight instructors not certificated by the FAA



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


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Mishap of the Day


WPR20CA060: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's poor preflight planning, during which he failed to verify the proper procedure to activate the runway lights; his inability to locate the airport without lighting; and the airplane's subsequent low-fuel state as he circled looking for the airport, which necessitated a precautionary off-airport landing, during which the nose landing gear separated.