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AOPA Never Again

Nov 11, 2010

The air was smooth in the clouds and our airplane was running great at first, but soon the rpm started to drop and we were losing altitude. We suspected carburetor ice and tried to combat it with carburetor heat and full power, yet we still couldn’t maintain altitude. ... There was no radar coverage in our area and no...


Sep 14, 2010

The airport I landed at was out of fuel so there was no way I could top off my tank for the remainder of my long flight. I could either abort my plans and return...try again another day, or press on...more than 100 miles away, a long way for a little Cub on skis...


Aug 10, 2010

Juan soon let me know all was not well. He said our airplane’s flight controls weren’t responding in a normal manner and he shouted over the laboring engine noise, “Estamos en peril!” (“We’re in peril!”). The stall warning alarm blared out imminent danger as our Cessna 150 neared impact with the rough...


Jun 28, 2010

A glider pilot runs out of altitude on the worst kind of day...


Jun 3, 2010

A turbo-charged Cessna talks and a pilot listens, something just wasn't right...