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Accident Analysis

The Disappearance Of Two Congressmen In Alaska An analysis of weather and aeronautical decision making by marshall severson NOTE: This article was originally published at and reposted here with permission. Anniversaries of important events are times for remembering and other things good and bad, including reminding oneself of the (more…)


Airframe Ice Avoidance and Escape

Airframe Ice: Avoidance and Escape It’s that time of year again when your chance of encountering icing is highest. If you haven’t thought about icing since last year then it’s time for a refresher. The video below is from AOPA’s Air Safety Institute, and features Bruce Landsberg and weather expert (more…)


Power, Procedures and Perspective

Power, Procedures and Perspective by jeff edison The “coolest, fastest, sexiest airplanes ever” come with their own set of, shall we say, “traits.” Speed, one of the staples of the Lancair brand, required the designers to incorporate some flight characteristics that made advanced and unique piloting skills mandatory. As a (more…)


Mountain Flying

Mountain Flying by claudette colwell We lived for many years looking at the west side of the Northern Sierra Nevada, so we’ve had lots of experience with mountain flying. It’s different, and it can present some unique challenges. For flatlanders it can be a humbling experience. For starters, density altitude (more…)


TSIO-550 Over-speed Incidents

TSIO-550 Engine Over-speed Incidents by bob pastusek Two recent engine over-speed incidents involving Continental TSIO-550 engines have resulted in one destroyed Lancair IV-P and two destroyed engines. While the failure mechanism of the engines was different, both occurred immediately after a temporary reduction in oil pressure and over-speed of the (more…)


Avoiding LOC Without AOA.

Avoid LOC Without an AOA Indicator by chris zavatson The FAA has streamlined the process for approving and installing aftermarket AOA units in general aviation (GA) aircraft in an effort to combat loss-of-control (LOC) accidents. The hope is that the additional information will alert pilots of a low airspeed condition (more…)


A Second Owner’s Dream

A Second Owner’s Dream Buying a Flying Lancair by steven bradford  Purchasing a Lancair as a second owner can be a fantastic opportunity.  After all, you get to own and fly a very impressive and fast airplane, and those of us who prefer flying to building don’t have to suffer (more…)


FAA InFO Concentric Controls

FAA InFO Issues Warning About Concentric Control Knobs The FAA on December 13, 2016 issued InFO 16022, advising pilots of the potential for errors in making selections in avionics and other systems equipped with concentric control knobs. Anyone with modern avionics in their aircraft is likely familiar with avionics utilizing (more…)


Procedures and Safety

Procedures and Safety Procedures won’t save you (or your passengers) if you don’t know and follow them. by jeff edwards This year LOBO conducted a review of all Lancair accidents and incidents going back to the first in 1988: a hard landing in a 235. Since then there have been (more…)


Certificate, rating or license?

CHECKLIST: IS IT A CERTIFICATE, A RATING, OR A LICENSE? by susan parson, FAA Safety Briefing One of the most common sayings in aviation is that your pilot certificate is a license to learn, and your non-flying friends and family members will always think of that precious bit of plastic (more…)


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