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Single-Engine Failure After Takeoff: The Anatomy of a Turn-back Maneuver

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By Les Glatt, Ph.D. ATP/CFI-AI VNY FSDO FAASTeam Representative

So, you would like to fly into AirVenture at Oshkosh?

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You've not done it, but there it is, on your bucket list, maybe at the top. You want to fly your GlaStar, Sportsman or...

Are You a Safe Pilot?

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Do you consider yourself a safe pilot? Why? When you make a flight in your GlaStar, Sportsman or other aircraft, what kinds of pre-flight...

Frayed Rudder Cable

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During my first annual condition inspection at about 100 hours, I had quite a surprise; the forward rudder cable had gotten caught on the...

XP3 Experimental Plane & Pilot Performance

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Recognizing the best practices in the completion and flight testing of homebuilt aircraft Prepared by the Experimental Aircraft Association and Homebuilt Aircraft Council

Kitplanes – Safety Is No Accident 0111

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The safety data on the longstanding Glasair and GlaStar is fascinating and, in some cases, perplexing.

Glasair Door Handle Safety Loop

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I fitted these today to my Glasair I found them in an auto supply shop—they are the loops for a utility truck cover. I...

Inadvertent Flap Retraction

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On our last fuel stop coming home from our Idaho adventures I was landing on a long runway with breezy conditions at KTKX. Due...

Glasair FT Gear Bracket Cracks

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Mike Palmer’s Glasair II FT has over 3400 hours on it and he recently discovered cracks in the lugs of his main landing gear...

First Aid Kit for Small Aircraft

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As some of us were sitting around the campfire at Smiley Creek this year, the conversation turned to first aid supplies. Since my day...

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