Close Call (June 2020)
Flying a race plane is different from flying just about anything else. Find out what happened on this pilot's maiden flight. (By W. G. Hill)
13 May 2020
Sputtering into Vegas (January 2020)
A 182 pilot discovers fuel gauges don't always tell the whole story. (By Dave Houghton)
20 Dec 2019
Into the Darkness (May 2018)
There's darkness, and then there's middle-of-nowhere darkness. Add in a low cloud base and you've got the recipe for an uncomfortable flight. By Tom Haack.
10 Apr 2018
Undone by a no-brainer (October 2017)
On a 10-minute VFR trip, a Cessna Skylane pilot wanders into unforecast IMC. What to do? By Peter Boody.
11 Sep 2017
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I do declare (November 2019)
A Cessna twin pilot applies what he learned in an engine-out emergency to another engine-out emergency. (By Pierre Wildman)
11 Oct 2019
Multiplying risks (December 2019)
Accepting a number of seemingly minor risks endangers a Cherokee pilot and his family. (By John Parker)
20 Dec 2019
Mother's Day Get-there-itis (May 2020)
A Mother's Day promise to his wife and mother caused one pilot to push his limits. (By Tom Snow)
10 Apr 2020
Big sky mission
Listen to the April 2013 "Never Again" story: Big Sky mission.
31 May 2013
A monumental mistake (July 2019)
Sightseeing pilots in a dream destination are seduced by scenic grandeur into making a flight they would regret. (By Alan Cockrell)
18 Jun 2019
Jumpers Away (January 2019)
Your engine dies because there's a parachute wrapped around the propeller. Find out how this happens. (By David Hensley)
11 Dec 2018
Never Again: A Thump on Final (July. 2015)
An unsuspecting cross-country pilot gets "thumped" by an F-16.
13 Oct 2015
Never Again: You Can't Use that Flying IFR (Nov. 2015)
It's nice having a deep-voiced controller to save your bacon when you're icing up in hard IMC in the mountains.
13 Oct 2015
A Precarious U-Turn
Operating in the Los Angeles VFR corridor seems safe enough, at least until the weather conspires against you. By Steven Mark Sachs.
18 Jan 2019
Say again (October 2019)
A 172 pilot calls tower and receives an instruction that's completely Greek to him. Of course he is flying in Greece. (By Carl Dworman)
13 Sep 2019
Ninety-Degree Turn on Takeoff (November 2017)
A sod farm makes a fine landing field until it's harvested. Prepare for a bumpy arrival in "Ninety-Degree Turn on Takeoff" by Tom Haack.
10 Oct 2017
Never Again: To Sleep Perchance to Dream
A Centurion pilot on a dull cross-country flight learns how easy it is to fall asleep at the yoke.
1 Feb 2013
Never Again: Scud Runner (Dec. 2015)
A newly-minted instrument pilot falls into the impending clearance trap. Cinch up that harness and expect some turbulence!
16 Nov 2015
The Little Voice Within Me (July 2017)
There's certainly something wrong with a Skyhawk that runs through its entire fuel supply in an hour and a half. But if there's no obvious leak, where do you look next? By Doren Weston
28 Jun 2017