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Question of the Day


On the taxi check, the magnetic compass should?




Advice of the Day


Find/create a quick reference guide for METAR abbreviations to store on your mobile device or carry in your flight bag



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cirrus SRS

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski CH-53

System of the Day


Fuel System: The fuel system is designed to provide an uninterrupted flow of clean fuel from the fuel tanks to the engine



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-1830 Twin Wasp: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp?is an?American?aircraft engine widely used in the 1930s and 1940s



Event of the Day


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Mishap of the Day


ATL90LA025: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: Pilot's temporary physical condition (possible hyperventilation or anxiety attack). Soft terrain in the emergency landing was considered to be a related factor.