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Takeoff in snow bends Cessna 185

Takeoff in snow bends Cessna 185

Probable cause: The pilot’s selection of unsuitable terrain for takeoff, which resulted...

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Picture of the Day: When I grow up

Picture of the Day: When I grow up

David St. George submitted the following photo and note: “An amazing Helio...

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Questions from the Cockpit: Fill ‘er up

Questions from the Cockpit: Fill ‘er up

While self-serve gas stations for cars have been around since 1964, the first self-serve...

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Is it time for a National Aviation Commission?

Is it time for a National Aviation Commission?

“Airport gridlock and congestion will worsen in the U.S. unless four new international...

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STEM Flights lands at KOKV

STEM Flights lands at KOKV

STEM Flights provides free education and flight experiences to young adults.

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LA County Air Show puts out call for volunteers

LA County Air Show puts out call for volunteers

Organizers say they only have 50% of the volunteers needed for the March 21-22 air...

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Picture of the Day: Back to its nest

Picture of the Day: Back to its nest

David Montgomery submitted the following photo and note: “After a late afternoon...

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Video: Unboxing a Van’s RV-12 tail kit

Video: Unboxing a Van’s RV-12 tail kit

Ever wonder what a kit looks like when it's first delivered?

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First Bearhawk Companion kits delivered

First Bearhawk Companion kits delivered

Kits went to pilots in Massachusetts and Montana.

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Checking phone leads to crash

Checking phone leads to crash

Probable cause: The pilot’s diverted attention to his phone while maneuvering at...

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Picture of the Day: A beautiful WACO

Picture of the Day: A beautiful WACO

Frequent contributor Ted Luebbers sent in this photo with a quick note: “Found...

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A history of leaded fuels

A history of leaded fuels

As the piston aviation community faces the switch to unleaded fuel, it pays to know...

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Flipping the script

Flipping the script

Building an aircraft doesn’t have to be difficult. There will be challenges, sure....

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FAA doesn’t have a plan for drone data

FAA doesn’t have a plan for drone data

The report also found that the FAA isn't sharing the data it has collected.

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Lewis University welcomes retired MD-80 to its fleet

Lewis University welcomes retired MD-80 to its fleet

All of the university's Aviation and Transportation students will use the MD-80...

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Guide to the Flight Review updated

Guide to the Flight Review updated

Pilots will learn what to expect in their upcoming flight review.