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Question of the Day


What kind of airspace is charted as a "P" followed by a designation number?




Advice of the Day


Whenever you push a button in the cockpet, especially on a flight management system, check to make sure the aircraft is performing as desired.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna AT-17 Bobcat

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell UH-1 Huey

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 91.117: Aircraft speed



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


ERA14LA450: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in a takeoff with the airplane's center of gravity aft of its limit and led the airplane to exceed its critical angle of attack and experience an aerodynamic stall during the initial climb.