A time-ridden cliché in aviation is, "Learn from your mistakes so you don't make them again." Of course, if what you learn is that you can press on in a bad situation and survive, someday you might not. This report first appeared in AVweb's sister publication Aviation Safety . More
A pilot salvaging an approach ended up in a stall and spin when turning from base to final. Did good IFR conditions cause him to drop his guard? This week's Probable Cause column presents some ideas. This report first appeared in AVweb's sister publication, IFR Refresher . More
There are many aspects to flying safely, and FAA regs just scratch the surface. An experienced Marine helicopter pilot seemed to have the skills necessary to fly close to the earth; but he forgot how quickly new towers are built, as we learn in this week's Probable Cause column. More
There are some among us who like to tempt fate by skirting the rules. But a Bonanza pilot who did that got more than he bargained for, as this report of Probable Cause explains. This report first appeared in AVweb's sister publication, IFR Refresher . More
The FAA mandates a minimum amount of flight time in various conditions to remain "current," but good pilots know those minimums are just that: the minimum. In this week's Probable Cause column we look at an accident where the pilot was both inexperienced and not current. This report first appeared in AVweb's sister publication, Aviation Safety . More
AVweb introduces a twice-monthly column investigating accidents and presenting lessons learned from them. This week in Probable Cause, we look at whether a faulty switch brought down a twin-turboprop. Quick recognition and a thorough scan could possibly have saved the day. This report first appeared in AVweb's sister publication, IFR Refresher . More
Why did that accident happen? And what can we learn from it so we don't end up in the same situation? AVweb presents a regular accident analysis called Probable Cause and we have an index to each analysis here. More
Thanks to Daniel Valovich for this great shot of a Pitts. We're getting great pictures but some of the descriptions leave a lot to be desired. Set the scene for our readers. Tell us the type of plane, name of the pilot, if you know, where the photo was taken and what was going on at the time. You'll have a much better chance of getting your photo published.