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Question of the Day


Who can "initiate" a contact approach?




Advice of the Day


As with driving a car, don't look at the ground directly in front of you while taxiing.



Airplane of the Day


Aircraft of the Day


Learn more: Cessna NGP

Helicopter of the Day


Helicopter of the Day


Learn more: Sikorski S-333

System of the Day


Gyroscopic Systems: Flight without reference to a visible horizon can be safely accomplished by the use of gyroscopic instrument systems



Aviator of the Day


Aviator of the Day

Wilbur Wright: Learn More!


Regulation of the Day


FAR 91.129: Operations in Class D airspace



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-1830 Twin Wasp: The?Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp?is an?American?aircraft engine widely used in the 1930s and 1940s



Event of the Day


Coming Soon

Mishap of the Day


ERA20CA139: The NTSB determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The airplane hydroplaning while landing on a wet runway, which degraded its braking capability and resulted in a runway overrun onto grass and mud and the nose landing gear collapsing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's improper decision to land the airplane until it was near the runway midpoint due to fog over the approach end of the runway.