Picture of the day: A sunrise flight lesson

Roger Shelton sent in this photograph for Picture of the Day, explaining: “In a Cessna 152 on Jan. 22, 2018, around 7:30 a.m. sunrise at the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport with the first student lesson of the day.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit […]

Why is there steam inside my 152’s engine?

Q: May I ask a question regarding our engine in a Cessna 152? When we shut down from flight, there’s a foam or steam inside the engine and it will come out at the breather like water. What is the cause of this and what is the remedy? Also, what is the hottest cylinder in […]

Engine failure at 2,000 feet

By Mark W. Johnson, CFI The morning was typical for a hot and humid July, with a few scattered clouds and a small line of rain showers to the south of the airport. My student was about to embark on his third training flight towards earning his private pilot certificate. Our aircraft, a Cessna 152, was […]