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SAFETY


AOPA PILOT - September 2016

 

Thinking matters

by Barry Schiff

 

TRANS WORLD AIRLINES Flight 235 departed routinely and at night from Los Angeles to Honolulu on May 28, 1989. Heading toward Dinty, the first fix on...


AOPA PILOT - October 2012

 

There is no excuse

by Barry Schiff

 

THE MOST COMMON REASON for engine failure in single-engine airplanes (and possibly light twins) is fuel mismanagement. There are two reasons why...


InstrumentPilot - 88/2011

 

Falling oil pressure

 

It was one of those moments. I couldn't be surę, but it looked like the oil pressure gauge had dropped a needle's width sińce I last checked. It was also one of those moments...


Int. Flight Training No 101 03/2003


Yak fuel problem remains a mystery

 

The Yak 52 was refuelled, before departing on a planned flight to Carlisle Airport in formation with another Yak aircraft, routing via the Lake District...


Private Pilot - February 2003

 

Why Do Pilots Run out of Gas

by Leroy Cook

 

FUEL IS ONE of those absolutes in aviation, like altitude and airspeed, that positively must be maintained and managed...


International Flight Training News - ISSUE 96, August 2002

 

Calls made for easier ways to check fuel contents after trainer crashes due to engine running out of fuel

 

The training flight was planned as a circuit detail using Runway 32 and the student carried out the pre-flight inspection. The fuel gauge indicated full...


Info Pilote - April 2002

 

Incidents et accidents

 

Encore une panne de carburant...
Le pilote decolle d'un aerodrome prive avec un ami, pour un vol local, a bord d'un Piper PA 18 -150 "Super Cub". Age de 56 ans, PPL de 1971, il totalise 1 150 heures...


International Flight Training News - ISSUE 85, July 2001


Fuel, unreliable gauges, the CAA - and what to do about it

by Rufus Heald

 

The obvious difference between an aeroplane and a glider is that the aeroplane has some form of mechanical propulsion...


FLYING - March 1998

 

Switch to JP-5 would be costly

 

Many pilots had heard of JP-5, but most knew little more than it was a military jet fuel specification used by the Navy. Most business jet engines are...


FLYING - March 1998

 

FOUGA CM 170 Magister - accident during initial climb Long Beach, California

 

A former French Air Force Fouga CM 170 jet trainer lost power in both engines and collided with terrain after takeoff about 2,000 feet from...

 


FLYING - March 1998

 

 

CESSNA 152 - accident during cruise Springfield, Missouri

 

The pilot reported the pleasure flight departed Maple Lake, Minnesota, bound for Little Rock, Arkansas, with en route fuel...


FLYER - February 1998

 

Fuel for Thought

 

Running out of fuel is not only embarrassing, it is also potentially dangerous. Richard Boswell gives some advice to help you avoid the situation...