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.

November 18, 2014, 10:42 AM

NTSB Supports FAA's Position in Pirker Drone Case

The NTSB reversed a ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine Raphael Pirker for allegedly recklessly flying a drone.

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Radio control glider
Nov 19, 2014 - 6:49 PM
Model airplanes are aircraft, according to the National Transportation Safety Board
Ritewing Zephyr
Nov 18, 2014 - 10:42 AM
The NTSB reversed a ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine Raphael Pirker for allegedly recklessly flying a drone.
SMO kids
Nov 4, 2014 - 7:26 AM
Sep 30, 2014 - 3:21 PM
The manifest must be emailed within 24 hours of departure and resubmitted 30 minutes before takeoff to confirm the flight.
Sep 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Starting next year, customers of the Atlanta-area airport will no longer have to stop first at another airport to clear customs.
Sep 18, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Writing the new rules directly involves the general aviation industry.
Aug 28, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with a custom paint scheme.
Aug 14, 2014 - 12:45 PM
In a country rich with waterways, amphibious floats are a natural.
Aug 11, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Contact Center expanded; Northeast Brazil authorized service center added.
AirPooler provides a platform on which pilots can list flights they plan to make and individuals can sign up to occupy a seat on those flights and share expenses. Pilots are not allowed to list flights in an effort to attract passengers. AirPooler handles all the payments and charges an administrative fee, and pilots must also pay part of the expenses for any AirPooler flight.
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:25 AM
The AirPooler ride-sharing system is waiting for FAA input before re-opening its service to passengers who want to share expenses on GA flights.