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Question of the Day


When departing from an airport not served by a control tower, the issuance of a clearance containing a void time indicates thatů




Advice of the Day


When changing frequencies, put the newly assigned frequency in the standby position and then switch, this way you can easily return to the previous frequency if unable to raise ATC.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: SR-71

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell AH-1 Cobra

System of the Day


Gyroscopic Systems: Flight without reference to a visible horizon can be safely accomplished by the use of gyroscopic instrument systems



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.133: Restricted and prohibited areas



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-985 Wasp Junior: The?Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior?is a series of nine-cylinder, air-cooled,?radial?aircraft engines?built by the?Pratt & Whitney?Aircraft Company from the 1930s to the 1950s



Event of the Day


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Mishap of the Day