Bonanza A36 crashes due to Wake Turbulence
Location: Near Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada Aircraft: 1981 Beechcraft Bonanza A36 Pilot: 73 years old Over 11,300 hours of flight time Holds instrument, commercial, and flight instructor ratings. Weather: Few clouds around 10,000 AGL Visibility greater than 10 miles Winds out of the west at 17, gusting 20 knots. THE INCIDENT Shortly before 6 PM, […]
Loss of Aircraft Control on Go-Around
After practicing some maneuvers on an instructional flight, the student and instructor of this Cessna 172S returned to the Mansfield Municipal Airport to land just after noon on February 23rd, 2019. Conditions: VFR, winds light and variable, sky clear, 10SM visibility. The CFI: Age 32 368 hours total time, 150hrs in C172. The Student: New student, […]
Step Turn Accident
180 Step Turn Accident Analysis On September 2nd, 2018, a Cessna 180 on floats began its takeoff roll from Yakutat Harbor. It was a beautiful, clear day with no ceiling and visibility greater than 10 miles. Mount Saint Elias towered over Yakutat bay. The winds were blowing out of the North-Northwest at approximately 8 knots. […]
sUAS Near Miss
On May 12th, at approximately 11:47 AM, the Blue Angels were performing a formation flyover in Detroit to honor first responders and medical staff battling COVID-19. The flyover was appropriately titled the “Detroit America Strong Flyover”. In the total time of four minutes that the Blue Angels were operating over the city of Detroit, an […]
Avoiding Midair Collisions
Photo Credit: Loren Holmes / Anchorage Daily News Avoiding Midair Collisions It seems to happen every Summer. Seven people were killed Friday when a beaver and cub had a midair collision near Soldotna, Alaska. On May 13th of last year, a Beaver and Otter collided near George Inlet, Alaska; killing 6 and injuring 10. In […]
Ready for your IFR Checkride?
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Cessna 172 Crash in Canyon
They entered and flew below the canyon walls. Although the Private Pilot had flown through this canyon once before; it was with a flight instructor, in the opposite direction of travel, and in a slower airplane. Approximately two miles into the canyon, they encountered a tight turn, which the pilot was not able to successfully navigate. The aircraft impacted terrain about 500 ft above the river, and 200 ft below the canyon wall.
FAA temporarily suspends medical certificate enforcement
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice on Friday stating that they will not be enforcing medical certificate currency for pilots whose medical expires after March 30th. Pilot medicals of any class that expire after this date can be used until June 30th, with no enforcement action or penalty. The FAA stated that it made […]
How to schedule your FAA Written Exam
The Federal Aviation Administration recently rolled out a new system to schedule FAA knowledge tests. Check out our new YouTube video above to learn how to obtain your FTN number and schedule your written, hassle free!
CFIs: Ask Your Questions!
Are you getting ready for your CFI checkride? We are introducing a new CFI LIVE series to help you get the answers you need to be prepared! Be sure to leave your CFI questions in the YT comments for our next CFI Live series video!