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The FAA and aviation industry are not making effective use of the Service Difficulty Reporting database.
Pilot-related causes remain a significant problem.
The pilot performed an autorotation after the engine failed.
Flying the Progressive Aerodyne Searey amphibian highlighted the versatility and pure fun of this type of aircraft.
The Meet the Administrator forum at EAA AirVenture 2015 offered no relief for pilots seeking to fly without a third-class medical certificate.
iGCAS offers both an audible and visual warning of approaching terrain.
The annual competition is designed to tackle the general aviation fatal action rate, with a focus this year on loss-of-control.
The new engine will develop takeoff power to 15,000 feet and have a service ceiling of 23,000 feet.
The airplane, N4BP, carried five people who were headed to EAA AirVenture 2015, held this week at the airport.