April 16, 2012 by BigAppleFlyers
While climbing out of KFRG (Farmingdale's Republic Airport) flying a left pattern out of runway 14 our cowling became loose resulting in an immediate return to the airport, landing on the same runway without leaving the pattern. The aircraft flown is a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (N31754). The lesson learned from this incident is to double the effort during pre-flight checks and never take anything for granted (at the end we show what caused the issue). Although short, one of the best and definitely my most memorable flying lesson thus far.