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Jim Stack submitted this photo and note: "After fighting fires all day a helicopter lands at Pine Hollow Airport (32OR) in Oregon for the night. Picture was taken by a crewman."
The big things are easy. The procedures are clear. It's the little things - the artistry of being a pilot - that really makes things interesting and totally unique.
The preowned aircraft market in April 2021 had double the deals of a year ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shut down the world. Members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association closed 106 deals in April 2021, compared to just 53 in April 2020.
The first flight of the first Bearhawk Companion, which features side-by-side seating, confirmed the design's cruise speed of 145 mph. It took Dave Lenart an estimated 1,000 hours over 10 months to complete the kit.
The pilot's failure to retract the amphibious float's landing gear wheels before landing on the water. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to use the after takeoff and before landing checklists.
Terry Hayes submitted this photo and note: "Chris Zinger's Cessna 182 taking off from Calaveras County Airport heading to the lake."
The award-winning 1954 Grumman G-111 Albatross - one of just 12 manufactured - will be featured in an upcoming documentary called "Flying Boats."
Anyone who has taken flight training - initial or recurrent - during the past 12 months is asked to "candidly assess the process and rate their individual experience" in the survey, according to AOPA officials.
Operating in RVSM airspace allows Piper M500/M600 pilots to gain fuel savings, lower their carbon footprint, increase range, and fly above weather, according to Piper officials.
Both the composite and aluminum propellers were designed specifically for the Honeywell 950 shaft horsepower TPE331 engines by Hartzell's engineering team for the Supervan-modified 208 and 208B Caravans. The result is a "true 200+ knot airplane, with a 40% reduction in takeoff roll and a substantially greater rate of climb,' according to company officials.
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