Wing Flap Failures

by Roger M. Delisle

The topic for this issue of the Newsletter is based on an incident which I experienced and would like to share with you, not unlike the first-person accounts of such famous magazine columns as Flying’s “I Learned about Flying from That”, or AOPA Pilot’s “Never Again”.  The spirit of these popular regular features, which I highly recommend, is for pilots to put safety before personal pride by sharing their personal experiences with readers so that mistakes shouldn’t needlessly be repeated.  Do keep in mind, however, that normally, the Safety Committee keeps the identity of persons involved in an incident completely confidential, so you should feel free to report occurrences without having to turn them into public confessions.