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By David Ferreira | Aeronautical Knowledge, Schools, Tech Articles & Equipment

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Summer Weather?

1) You enter a microburst head on. What will you initially see on your airspeed indicator?<p>That's right, if you enter a microburst head on, you will …

Here's How Leading Edge Slats Get You Off The Ground

If you're flying a piston aircraft, chances are, you don't have slats. Unless, of course, you're flying a STOL aircraft.<p>But if you're flying a …

ADS-B: Broadcast clarity

ADS-B rebate update<p>As of February 13, 2017:<p>• 4,454 rebates reserved<p>• 2,829 installations validated<p>• 2,713 rebates claimed<p>• 2,630 payments …

Drones

Fuel Management Made Easy

Are You Flying Your Traffic Patterns Too Fast?

When you're learning to fly, you make a lot of trips around the traffic pattern. And your instructor taught you the speeds to fly each leg. But have …

Helicopters

6 Questions To See How Much You Know About V-Speeds

1) You're descending into an airport for landing. What is the fastest speed you can extend your flaps?<p>Vfe is the maximum flap extended speed.<p>2) The …

Aerospace

9 Things You Should Do If You Suspect A Radio Failure

It might actually be a radio failure, but first...<p>1) Checklists<p>Start off by referencing your checklist for the "Loss of Communications" portion of …

Aviation

The death knell for the vacuum pump?

This year’s Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in didn’t have any flashy new product introductions – no $50,000 LSAs or supersonic jets from unknown startups – but there …

Aerospace

Piper unveils M600 personalization package

VERO BEACH, Florida — Piper Aircraft has introduced a personalization program exclusively available on the new Piper M600. The package, named …

Drones

Autothrottle Coming Soon for Pilatus PC-12

Given the sorry mechanical state of the general aviation fleet, the cost-value equation on fixing stuff isn't what it used to be. More<p>For those of …

The 50/70 Rule Could Save Your Next Takeoff

Will you make your takeoff before you're out of runway? It's not an question you want be asking yourself on your takeoff roll, especially as you …

Do You Know These 6 Common Airport Signs And Markings?

1) Tower tells you to hold short of the runway. What marking are you looking for?<p>You need to stop short of the hold-short sign.<p>2) What taxiway are …

Aviation

10 Ways to Avoid A Runway Incursion

Because nobody wants one...<p>1) Read Back Hold Short Instructions<p>It's something that air traffic controllers require during read back of a taxi …

10 things you need to know about ADS-B

The FAA wants you to know these 10 things about ADS-B: 1. ADS-B Out is Mandated, Not ADS-B In. ADS-B Out is mandated, and only within certain …

Drones

Collision Avoidance

Section 1: Maintaining Separation In-Flight<p>When and Where<p>Most midair collisions (MACs) occur in day visual meteorological conditions—the times of …

Drones

Real Pilot Story: Bird Strike

Training Tip: Crosswinds, crosswinds, crosswinds

Some offered broad-brush responses: “The hardest part about learning to land was making the airplane not bounce.”<p>Others (future instructors?) took a …

Airplanes

Getting an idle aircraft flying again

Q: We have a Piper Navajo PA-31-350 that has not flown in three to four years, but maintenance has been done on it continually. During intervals the …

Aerospace

Sporty’s reinvents the intro flight

Intro flights have long been the way that new pilots discover the joys of flying.<p>After analyzing how successful intro flights are in converting …

Aviation

Power-On Stalls Happen Where You Least Expect Them

Ask someone where they think a power-on stall is likely to happen, and they usually say "takeoff". But there are relatively few power-on stall …

Quiz: Do You Know These 6 Common Approach Chart Symbols?

1) What is this number?<p>This is a minimum required altitude for this approach segment. You need to stay at or above this altitude prior to reaching …

Quizzes

7 Things Weather Radar Can't See

Weather radar is one of your most important sources for weather information. But do you know what it <i>can't</i> see?<p>1) Clouds<p>Radar beams reflect off nearly …

Climate

Continental Makes Engine Service Bulletin Mandatory

Company says some AMTs didn’t understand intent of the original bulletin.<p>Continental Motors thinks some aviation maintenance technicians missed the …

Aerospace

King Schools Launches Flight Training Tracking Program

Cessna Training Application streamlines record keeping for instructors.<p>At a press conference at last week’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo …

Aviation

New Technique For Designing and Manufacturing Heat Shields Under Study

Through NASA's Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) program, a fresh approach to designing and manufacturing heat-thwarting thermal …

Aerocet earns TSO on 6750 straight floats

Aerocet has received FAA TSO approval for its 6750 straight floats. The next phase of approval, STC, is nearing completion, according to company …

Civil Aviation

SocialFlight Introduces Awards Programs

App users get access to aviation related rewards, prizes, deals and rebates.<p>SocialFlight, an aviation app that informs pilots of events and …

Aviation

The Last 400 Feet

Diving for the runway after a precision approach is a really bad idea, especially when waiting a bit longer will take us right to the runway if we …

Aviation

Stuck VFR On Top Of A Cloud Layer That Formed In Minutes

It's spring, and if you fly in the evening, you're at risk of getting stuck on top of an unexpected cloud layer.<p>That cloud layer is fog, and it's the …

Astronomy