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AOPA Never Again

Dec 13, 2012

A Saturday pleasure flight in flawless weather lulls a pilot into meteorological complacency with stress-causing results.

Nov 12, 2012

A Skyhawk pilot and musician listens to the music of his engine, and doesn't like what he hears.

Oct 3, 2012

A Cardinal pilot confronts a failed elevator trim and the attitude that pilots with more hours and experience always make better decisions. Find out what happens in "A Loud Bang".

Sep 17, 2012

It's not unusual for a pilot who flies regularly at night to suffer an optical illusion concerning lights. The most common one is seeing Venus low on the horizon and thinking that it is an oncoming landing light. There is an infinite variety of other visual traps. I have had two experiences, one as a pilot, and one as...

Aug 20, 2012

My friend glenn co-owned a 1968 Cherokee 180 and wanted to visit a mutual friend who was staying at a cabin in Happy Camp, California. He was slowly taking lessons, so we flew together a lot. The little Cherokee was a basic VFR airplane with questionable VOR reliability, but everything else worked fine.

I was confident...