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Aircraft colliding with cows

We have mentioned stories or incidents involving emus, dogs, rabbits, wild pigs, turtles, deer, a bull and even cat fish running, hopping or slithering across runways, but there have been several strange incidents involving cows which we noted earlier this year with General Aviation News mentioning yet another cow mishap. To recap the cow mishaps […]

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Video: A Spanish F/A-18 Hornet doing a crazy flyover

We have posted videos in the past of Argentine pilots doing crazy flyovers (see Crazy flyover by an Argentine Air Force IA-63 Pampa pilot video and Argentinean pilot videos: Showing bravery or plain stupidity?), but David Cenciotti of the Aviationist blog has found and posted this old video of a F/A-18 Hornet belonging to the […]

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Video: How to handle inflight emergencies

Jason Schappert, the blogger behind the MzeroA.com, has posted a roughly 40 minute video (along with a transcript with appropriate links) of his lecture about handling inflight emergencies. In the video lecture, Jason talks about handling three types of inflight emergencies: Engine Failures in flight. Engine Failures on take off (both with or without runway […]

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Lion Air’s Bali mishap brings attention to wind shear

Lion Air, an up and coming discount airline in Indonesia that’s banned along with a number of other Indonesian airlines from flying in the EU, just had a mishap in Bali which has brought attention to a deadly threat faced by every pilot: Wind shear from a sudden storm or squall. All 108 passengers and […]

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Pilot indecision and icing proves fatal

The Associated Press has reported the results of an National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident report which concluded that a pilot’s inability or reluctance to fly quickly enough out of icing condition led to the deaths of all five people aboard the aircraft (including the pilot’s wife and two children). The pilot of the single-engine […]

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Was texting to blame for a helicopter crash?

The Associated Press is reporting that a medical helicopter ran out of fuel and crashed, killing four people, because the pilot was distracted by text messages. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is still trying to determine the cause of the August 2011 crash near Mosby, Missouri, but it appears to be the first fatal […]

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Fast taxi leads to a wheel brake fire

General Aviation News will often reprint excerpts from US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports, including one dated June 2011 about a Cirrus SR22 having a wheel brake fire while taxing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to the pilot, ATC instructed him to taxi to the runway where he initiated a takeoff checklist. The pilot […]

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New Goodyear Blimps Coming. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its aging fleet of blimps with the new Zeppelin LZ N07-101 airship being manufactured by Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik and then assembled at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar near Akron, Ohio. Goodyear […]

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