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Question of the Day


The words “cleared for approach” without previous or further instructions from ATC mean?




Advice of the Day


Looking down the runway when landing an airplane helps you time your flare as gives you a better reference to the true horizon rather than focusing on the ground rush.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Airbus A330

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski S-333

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 61.55: Second-in-command qualifications



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-985 Wasp Junior: The?Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior?is a series of nine-cylinder, air-cooled,?radial?aircraft engines?built by the?Pratt & Whitney?Aircraft Company from the 1930s to the 1950s



Event of the Day


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Mishap of the Day


ANC13FA091: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper decision to load the airplane beyond its allowable takeoff weight and center of gravity limits, which resulted in a loss of control during the initial climb.