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ForeFlight Feature Focus: Terrain & Obstacles Hazard Alerts - ForeFlight
Hazard Alerts in ForeFlight enhance your situational awareness and provide greater peace of mind by warning you of potential hazards ahead.
Small airplane CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE in the middle of nowhere - The Story - Trent Palmer
The story of Trent's first catastrophic engine failure in his airplane.
P-51 Engine Out, Off-Airport Landing - Video Clip - Air Safety Institute
British warbird pilot, Mark Levy, was part of a 21-airplane formation in the annual airshow at Duxford, England when the P-51 he was flying had a partial engine out. Levy recorded the entire event on a pair of point-of-view video cameras, and he shared the images, as well as his lessons learned, in a candid discussion with Richard McSpadden, Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.
Air Safety Institute - Air Safety Institute
There are plenty of good reasons to request VFR flight following services, even if your on-board equipment displays traffic. Hear different controllers give their insights.
ASI Safety Tip: Runway Conditions - Air Safety Institute
As pilots, we should be familiar with the reporting language used to describe runway landing surface grip. Learn how the RCAM can help you anticipate your airplane's braking performance in bad weather.
Are Bush Planes Safe? - Trent Palmer
Trent talks about the safety of Bush Planes.
Why Gear Up Landings Happen - AVweb
Gear-up landings in retractable aircraft don't happen everyday, but they happen often enough that the accident file is rich with examples.
Accident Case Study: Misunderstanding in-cockpit weather displays can lead to tragedy - Air Safety Institute
One of the great advances in general aviation in recent years has been the widespread availability of datalink weather. Like any technology, though, it can be used improperly. Come along as we examine a tragic accident that highlights an important and often-overlooked limitation of datalink radar.
DON'T TOUCH CARB HEAT until you've seen this, and understand it - Carb Heat Demystified - Friendly Skies Film
Everyone seems to have different rules about when to use carb heat, but the answer might not be so simple. Find out what exactly happens when you engage carb heat, and what that means for your engine.
Why Gear Up Landings Happen - AVweb
Gear-up landings in retractable aircraft don't happen everyday, but they happen often enough that the accident file is rich with examples. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli analyzes some of the stats on gear ups and offers suggestion on how to avoid them. Here are some excellent links on the footage used.
How To Handle An Engine Failure During Takeoff - Boldmethod
When you're flying a single or a light twin, your go/no-go decision is usually pretty simple. But a large jet or turboprop is different. Your decision is based off a V-speed: V1.
Could You Survive with Nothing but the Airplane Kit? - FlightChops
Steve had a hard night for sure.
Fuel Management Made Easy - Air Safety Institute
Brought to you by Air BP (http://www.airbp.com, AirBPGANA@bp.com). Air BP, local partner and global expert, since 1926.
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY - I've hit a bird (Bird Strike) - RV7 Flight VLOG - Australian Adventure
In this episode Australian Adventure stops off at Meningie for a look around before making a fairly eventful flight between Meningie and Pinnaroo.
Engine Out! From Trouble to Touchdown - Air Safety Institute
Responding to a simulated engine-out during training is one thing. Responding to a real engine-out is another, and as pilots we should know how to respond to ensure our chances of a safe landing.
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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