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Question of the Day


If the ball on the Turn Coordinator is to the left of the center mark, and the symbolic airplane shows a turn to the right, your aircraft is in a?




Advice of the Day


Don't perform the same maneuvers each flight. Actively incorporate less popular techniques (short/soft field takeoffs and landings, for example)



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna O-1 Bird Dog

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell UH-1 Huey

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 61.17: Temporary Certificate



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


PT-6: The?Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6?is a?turboprop?aircraft engine?produced by?Pratt & Whitney Canada



Event of the Day


Coming Soon

Mishap of the Day


ERA14CA408: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot/owner/builder's improper weight and balance calculations, which rendered the airplane uncontrollable in the pitch axis