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Question of the Day


Most accidents occur in VFR conditions below 8,000' AGL and within 30 miles of an airport (True/False)




Advice of the Day


Save old U.S. Chart Supplement legends. While the book itself may expire, a separate legend makes for a great reference when looking through a current U.S. Chart Supplement.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna 207

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski S-333

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 61.27: Voluntary surrender or exchange of 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


R-2000 Twin Wasp: The?Pratt & Whitney R-2000 Twin Wasp?is a radial engine developed in the United States in 1942 to power military aircraft



Event of the Day


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Mishap of the Day


ATL90LA025: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: Pilot's temporary physical condition (possible hyperventilation or anxiety attack). Soft terrain in the emergency landing was considered to be a related factor.