General Aviation

News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft). Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

FAA SDR
Sep 1, 2015 - 9:30 AM
The FAA and aviation industry are not making effective use of the Service Difficulty Reporting database.
Aug 29, 2015 - 2:54 PM
Pilot-related causes remain a significant problem.
Aug 24, 2015 - 7:37 AM
The pilot performed an autorotation after the engine failed.
Searey
Aug 10, 2015 - 6:54 PM
Flying the Progressive Aerodyne Searey amphibian highlighted the versatility and pure fun of this type of aircraft.
Michael Huerta
Aug 5, 2015 - 2:50 PM
The Meet the Administrator forum at EAA AirVenture 2015 offered no relief for pilots seeking to fly without a third-class medical certificate.
Jul 25, 2015 - 3:04 PM
iGCAS offers both an audible and visual warning of approaching terrain.
Jul 24, 2015 - 4:31 PM
The annual competition is designed to tackle the general aviation fatal action rate, with a focus this year on loss-of-control.
Rotax 915 iS engine
Jul 23, 2015 - 12:01 PM
The new engine will develop takeoff power to 15,000 feet and have a service ceiling of 23,000 feet.
Jul 23, 2015 - 9:46 AM
The airplane, N4BP, carried five people who were headed to EAA AirVenture 2015, held this week at the airport.