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Question of the Day


What minimum aircraft equipment is required for operation within Class C airspace?




Advice of the Day


Read NTSB reports for unfamiliar airports you will be operating out of to determine trends



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna Citation Longitude

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski CH-53

System of the Day


Induction Systems: The induction system brings in air from the outside, mixes it with fuel, and delivers the fuel/air mixture to the cylinder where combustion occurs



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.127: Operating on or in the vicinity of an airport in Class E airspace



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-2000 Twin Wasp: The?Pratt & Whitney R-2000 Twin Wasp?is a radial engine developed in the United States in 1942 to power military aircraft



Event of the Day


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Mishap of the Day


CHI96LA101: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: an inadequate annual inspection by maintenance personnel, a deteriorated muffler, and pilot incapacitation due to carbon monoxide