Tag Archives | Night Flying

Incorrect altimeter settings lead to an off-airport “landing”

General Aviation News will often reprint US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports, including one dated January 2011 where incorrect altimeter settings during a night landing in a Cessna 172 in Clarendon (Texas) that led to serious injuries and substantial damage to the aircraft involved. According to the accident report, the pilot was attempting […]

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Piper Cherokee vs. Bambi leads to substantial damage

We have written about incidents involving emus, dogs, rabbits, wild pigs, turtles, bulls and even cat fish either running, hopping or slithering across runways but General Aviation news has recently mentioned an October 2010 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident report that involved a Piper Cherokee and a deer on a runway. According to the […]

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Two night landings that went awry

Night landings, takeoffs and approaches can be a tricky business even for experienced pilots as two summaries of recent National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports from General Aviation news reveal. The first accident report from September 2009 covered an incident that resulted in one minor injury and a heavily damaged Cessna 172 in Minnesota. […]

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Pilot misjudges runway and lands too fast and too far down it

General Aviation News often reprints excerpts from US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports, including this one from October 2009 that involved a Cessna 182 in White Plains, New York where there was substantial aircraft damage but no injuries. According to the accident report, the pilot was attempting a night landing and was told […]

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Night takeoff mistake causes a passenger to abort the takeoff

General Aviation News often reprints accident reports from the USA’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), including one from October 2009 that involved a Piper Cherokee in Angwin, California which led to substantial aircraft damage but no injuries. According to the accident report, the pilot of a Piper Cherokee was attempting a night takeoff after he […]

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What instruments do I need for a VFR flight?

Jason Schappert has recently created a short video with a great acronym to remember what instruments are required for VFR flights. His acronym for day flights: A-TOMATO-FLAMES. Here is what it stands for: A – Altimeter T – Tachometer O – Oil Temperature Gauge M – Manifold Pressure Gauge (If applicable) A – Airspeed Indicator […]

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