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Question of the Day


Why are MAA's shown at certain intersections?




Advice of the Day


Save old sectional chart legends. They can be used as reference when reading unfamiliar symbols on the chart.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna 402

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski S-333

System of the Day


Fuel System: The fuel system is designed to provide an uninterrupted flow of clean fuel from the fuel tanks to the engine



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.223: Terrain awareness and warning system



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-1690 Hornet: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet?was a widely used?aircraft engine. Developed by?Pratt & Whitney, 2,944 were produced from 1926 through 1942



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