The biggest detriment of aircraft ownership is familiarity's evil twin: complacency. More
Marv Donnaud writes: "Noting the incident at Nashville Airport, I, too, once had an undetected crash on what is now Runway 20C -- it was runway 20L at the time -- in the early 1970s. I was the non-flying pilot in a Cessna 195 during the attempted landing. During the rollout, the FP lost control of the airplane and, due to heavy braking on one side to correct adverse yaw, the left landing gear snapped off, and we came down on the left wing. After quickly assessing that neither of us was hurt and there was no threat of fire, I called the tower, simply giving the N-number in the call-up. The tower responded by clearing us to taxi to the ramp. It seems that at the time, there was a considerable dip in the runway that prevented the tower from seeing aircraft in that area of the runway. That was at a time when the tower was atop the passenger terminal at a very low elevation. I had to inform the tower of the crash. After advising them there was no fire and no injuries, the dispatched a pick-up truck to the scene to arrange removal of the airplane to the ramp area." ... Click through to read this letter and other mail from AVweb readers. More
Brainteaser 188's Question 11 was a bonus survey poll that asked if flying was a right or a privilege. Reader responses played out this way ... . More
With air conditioning, known-ice certification, an ultra-modern—yet sporty cabin, advanced avionics and a parachute, the current Cirrus SR22 is arguably the first piston-single general aviation aircraft that can be effectively marketed as an air taxi aircraft. More
The regulations state that when a pilot is uncertain of an ATC clearance, that pilot shall immediately request clarification from ATC. More
C'mon, this drone delivery idea will never work. Which is precisely while they may go forward with it anyway. More
Troy Whistman of Fort Worth, TX kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted photos with a shot you'll want to set as your desktop wallpaper. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.