A 60-year-old pilot and his 46-year-old passenger are lucky to have walked away from a crash that did over $1.4M in damages. The only articles I’ve read are in German so I’m working with basic translation unfortunately. From what I understand they were on a “familiarization flight” and upon returning to the hanger they didn’t [...]
Upper Limit Aviation, based in Utah, is under fire after a student was injured in a hard landing yesterday. The R22 was being flown by both an instructor and student when the engine failed. They came down hard, spreading the skids and slicing the tail boom. The student suffered a minor head injury and, luckily, [...]
I didn’t think it was possible, but, here is a heli ride I’d have to turn down. It’s one thing when you are risking your own life but bringing along passengers is inexcusable. Enjoy… Thanks to Brett for the tip!
A person called 911 when their neighbor tried to land an R44 on the roof of his or her home that was under construction. The incident took place on Sunday in Rockport, Massachusetts. The pilot closed in on their home and made contact with the roof. The home was not designed with any sort of [...]
A student and instructor are both lucky to have walked away from a dynamic rollover that occurred last week. The student was practicing pick ups and sit downs when they rolled over. The instructor did what he could to minimize the problem but ultimately, once you get past that tipping point, there is no stopping [...]
Three Robinson R44s landed at the airport in Forestville, Canada, expecting to be refueled with 100LL. Instead, they got Jet B. None of the pilots noticed the error so they took off with the incorrect fuel. Almost immediately one of them suffered an engine failure (not surprising) and had to execute an auto into a [...]