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Question of the Day


You have been issued an ATC IFR clearance that includes the words “as filed...” this is known as a/an:




Advice of the Day


"Chair fly" procedures on the ground until they are effortless in the airplane



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna 560 Citation V

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Bell AH-1 Cobra

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 91.119: Minimum safe altitudes: General



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-1535 Twin Wasp Junior: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1535 Twin Wasp Junior?was an engine used in?American?aircraft?in the 1930s. The engine was first introduced in 1932 as a 14-cylinder version of the 9-cylinder R-985



Event of the Day


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Mishap of the Day


CEN13IA563: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper weight and balance calculations, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its weight and center-of-gravity limits and led to a loss of pitch control during takeoff, and the operator's failure to obtain required weight information and to ensure that the flight was properly loaded