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Category: Unusual occurences


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How to avoid a landing accident

One of the features of flying a small airplane that contributes to safety is this: most of the time, circumstances, and the airplane both give you lots of warning of an impending accident and plenty of opportunities to repent, change your ways, and prevent a bad outcome.


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Neat photo

Last Saturday afternoon was one of the first really great weather days of the year and I was out (on the ground) near Uxbridge. Late afternoon saw the moon in the sky and a Cessna or two practicing low flying exercises nearby. I thought, wouldn’t it be great to get a photograph of that airplane… Read more »


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Carburetor Icing

YESTERDAY I was out flying with a student doing some dual simulated instrument time – “hood time”. We were flying the localizer for runway 26 at CYTZ, remaining at 2000 feet altitude (because runway 08 was in use and there was another aircraft flying circuits). All in all we spent about an hour going backwards… Read more »


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Lost communications

I was talking recently with a friend and fellow aircraft owner, and he was telling me his preparations for flying out of the Island (CYTZ) and what he’d do if his radios gave up in flight and he was unable to contact the control tower to get permission to re-enter the control zone or a clearance to land.