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.

G5
Mar 29, 2017 - 7:32 PM
Garmin's G5 electronic flight instruments are now eligible for installation in more than 600 fixed-wing general aviation aircraft.
Gulfstream GII
Mar 29, 2017 - 11:03 AM
Charles Palmer donated the aircraft to TCC’s aviation program after its years at Halliburton Company.
Mar 28, 2017 - 10:54 AM
Internal system modernization at CBP is speeding development of initiatives aimed at streamlining general aviation’s border inspection processes.
Mar 22, 2017 - 3:48 AM
The debate about privatizing the air traffic control system in the U.S. should be over: it's a bad idea.
SMO American Flyers
Mar 21, 2017 - 6:03 PM
The flight academy is leaving southern California but still has bases in New York, Florida, Texas and Arizona.
CloudAhoy
Mar 21, 2017 - 12:47 PM
Version 5.0 of the CloudAhoy postflight briefing app has added new features, including SkyVector worldwide charts and new instrument approach graphs.
Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau
Mar 17, 2017 - 3:11 PM
The Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft applies to recreational drones weighing from a half a pound to 77 pounds.
AEA2017
Mar 14, 2017 - 12:19 PM
The AEA show this year features more than 135 exhibitors showing their avionics products.
IFD550
Mar 13, 2017 - 7:26 PM
The new software upgrade from Avidyne adds synthetic vision capability to the IFD 540/440, including an exocentric view.
Mar 13, 2017 - 2:49 AM
Does the pilot training program match Icon Aircraft’s ambitious goals? AIN’s Matt Thurber travels to Vacaville to find the answer.