FLYING LESSONS for March 19, 2009 is now posted at

Topics this week include:

* Crosswind control: Runway conditions
* Reader comments on running a fuel tank dry

For piston Beech pilots

The March 19, 2009 Weekly Accident Update is now posted at, including these reports:


A Baron's tire blew on takeoff, leading to a prop strike..

A Sierra's engine failed and the airplane struck a fence short
of the runway..

A D35's gear collapsed on landing..

There's also a reader update on the March 5th P35 landing gear collapse
at Stevensville, MD.

For more information, commentary and analysis see the Beech Weekly
Accident Update link at 2009.htm.

Fly safe, and have fun!

Thomas P. Turner, M.S. Aviation Safety, Master CFI

2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year

Mastery Flight Training, Inc. <>

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