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It was almost Christmas and time for the annual migration south to see the grandparents. Over the river, (hopefully not through the woods), to grandmother’s house we go). The weather […]

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How long can a pilot who has little or no instrument training expect to live after he flies into bad weather and loses visual contact? Researchers at the University of […]

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Certain piston aircraft are particularly susceptible to mis-fueling incidents and you should be especially vigilant if you are flying one of these birds. Among them are the TURBO charged versions […]

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Back in 1990 when I was learning to fly, I had a mishap. I was going to make my first cross country with my instructor. I was told to be […]

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FTW98LA402

I am a flight student with about 35 hours in a Katana DA20. I soloed several months ago and have been working on my cross-countries. Recently, after taking a month […]

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MIA98FA121

April 3, 1998 Allendale, SC Rockwell 112TC 2 FATAL The non-instrument rated pilot departed at night into weather that was reported as 100 feet overcast, visibility ?-mile in fog. A […]

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FTW98LA285

June 03, 1998 Everett, WA Piper PA30 1 FATAL The pilot used a jumper cable to connect the battery of his car to the aircraft’s electrical system at the power […]

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LAX98LA156-2

May 13, 1998 Gorman, CA Bellanca 7GCBC 1 FATAL The flight departed Santa Paula, California on a pipeline inspection flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed along portions of the route of […]

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MIA98LA163

May 16, 1998 Pageland, SC Nanchang CJ6A 1 SERIOUS When he was approximately 1.5 miles east of the destination airport, the pilot said he felt a vibration and observed an […]

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NYC98FA066-2

February 22, 1998 York, PA Cessna 172P 1 FATAL The airplane was on final approach to a runway with a displaced threshold. A passenger in a landing helicopter who observed […]

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