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Question of the Day


What is the "antidote" for the invulnerability hazardous attitude?




Advice of the Day


Can't fly as often as you'd like (financial, weather, responsibilities, etc.)? Watching one youtube video per day can help keep sustain an aviation mindset.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna 180 Skywagon

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell AH-1 Cobra

System of the Day


Hydraulics and Pneumatics: Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems provide mechanical advantage to system components



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 61.1: Applicability and definitions



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


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.