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Question of the Day


The two concepts used in attitude instrument flying are?




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: Cirrus SR22

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell UH-1 Huey

System of the Day


Electrical System: The primary function of an aircraft electrical system is to generate, regulate, and distribute electrical power throughout the aircraft



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.157: Special VFR weather minimums



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


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.