AOPA Never Again

AOPA Never Again

Pilots share first-person accounts of frightening experiences in the cockpit so that others can learn from their mistakes.... Show More

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October 11, 2019 6 min

 A Cessna twin pilot applies what he learned in an engine-out emergency to another engine-out emergency. (By Pierre Wildman) 

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September 13, 2019 6 min

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)

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You're flying over the desert and your engine quits. How do you decide which tiny little butte you want to land on? (By Richard Snider) 

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July 12, 2019 8 min

Engine trouble above a solid overcast with known icing. That's not good. (By Jose G. Riera)

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June 18, 2019 10 min

Sightseeing pilots in a dream destination are seduced by scenic grandeur into making a flight they would regret. (By Alan Cockrell) 

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June 18, 2019 7 min

Halfway through an Immelman is not a great time to lose aileron and elevator control. Good thing the regulations require a parachute, but will the pilot need it? (By David Werdeger)

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March 18, 2019 5 min

We're all set to take our instrument checkride...or are we? Funny how little things can go unnoticed. (By Karen Atkins)

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January 18, 2019 9 min

 Operating in the Los Angeles VFR corridor seems safe enough, at least until the weather conspires against you. By Steven Mark Sachs.

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December 11, 2018 7 min

Your engine dies because there's a parachute wrapped around the propeller. Find out how this happens. (By David Hensley) 

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November 12, 2018 6 min

When a Remos pilot has a partial engine failure on takeoff, the response seems less clear. What would you do? (By Jeff Durante) 

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October 16, 2018 8 min

An IFR flight in central Europe makes an American pilot long for the good old FAA. By Robert Tompkins. 

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September 13, 2018 8 min

While testing a novel piece of avionics, two pilots unknowingly become test pilots. By Stephen Davies

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August 14, 2018 8 min

A Meridian pilot learns the true purpose of training, and any pilot at any time is capable of making a mistake that leads to a dangerous situation. By John Smith. 

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July 12, 2018 8 min

Most pilots would agree that gambling with an airplane is a bad idea. See how one pilot found this out. By Donald Burkley. 

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June 11, 2018 7 min

Have you ever declared an emergency? Have you ever considered it? Ride along in instrument weather with a failed HSI. By Austin Kallemeyn. 

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May 14, 2018 6 min

Flying a Cheetah with the canopy open sounds pretty cool--so long as you've read the handbook. By Martin T. Murat

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April 10, 2018 6 min

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.

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March 13, 2018 8 min

Flight safety is compromised by a moose carcass. (By Mark Owen) 

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March 13, 2018 6 min

An oft-practiced landing technique pays big dividends in the real world when smoke fills the cockpit and the engine self-destructs. 

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January 16, 2018 7 min

A Centurion pilot ices up over the mountains and hears two voices in his head. Find out which one he listens to. (By Joe Brinck) 

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