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Oliver Leber submitted this photo and note: "Evening flight in an SR22T over coastal Alabama."
When a plane is damaged in a crash, there must be a record of it somewhere, right? Not according to a deep dive into the regulations by Questions From The Cockpit columnist William E. Dubois.
A new FAA video examines the startle response, which happens when things go wrong, and then shows how training can reduce that response and prepare you to react the right way to unexpected events.
'Those of us who fly know that every airplane has its own story and soul,' said Jim Busha, EAA's vice president of publications, marketing, and membership. 'Maybe it's the story of its operational history, the people that it connected, or the passengers it flew. It doesn't matter if there were thousands - or even tens of thousands - of the type built, or if it's rare or even unique, every airframe has tales to tell. And if we love the way you tell your aircraft's story, you might just win the AirVenture camping experience of a lifetime.'
The CFI Portal includes lesson plans, a flight instructor refresher course, a complete FAA library, special CFI offers, and access to Sporty's pilot training courses. Best of all, every feature is available free to any active flight instructor, Sporty's officials note.
In the middle of landing the engine cuts out. After assessing the situation, the pilot elects to put the airplane down in a field.
James Knopke submitted this photo and note: "This picture was taken at my home base at Lake Crescent. The plane is a 1952 PA-18 Super Cub that lives in Florida during the winter and migrates back home to Alaska in the summertime."
The Baby Great Lakes flies right into the category of 'once you've seen one, you won't forget it!' It is tiny, but those who own these airplanes love them.
A new grant from the Foot Locker Foundation will provide kids from the Chicago Housing Authority the chance to learn about aviation and aerospace careers, with some even getting the chance to train for their private pilot certificate for free.
In the fourth running of the contest, two cash prizes will be awarded: $5,000 for the winner and $2,500 for second place. Entries are due March 2, 2022.
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