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.

March 17, 2017, 3:11 PM

Transport Canada Starts Regulating Recreational Drones

The Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft applies to recreational drones weighing from a half a pound to 77 pounds.

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Mar 3, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Communicating with local drone operators is helping Carilion Clinic's Lifeguard helicopter EMS program reduce the number of drone encounters.
Mar 2, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Throughout his career, the retired LAPD officer and pilot tirelessly worked to bring helicopters and law enforcement together.
Mar 2, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Bell's selection of the True Blue Power TB-17 lithium-ion main-ship battery should help lower operating costs and improve availability.
Mar 2, 2017 - 2:00 PM
The award recognizes Smith's dedication to helicopter safety throughout his career as a pilot, instructor and safety program manager.
Mar 2, 2017 - 1:00 PM
The search-and-rescue program is being recognized for its advancements in helicopter use during missions.
Mar 2, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The Bell 205/Bell 412 crew chief has earned the award for his outstanding career in helicopter maintenance.
Mar 2, 2017 - 11:28 AM
The California helicopter manufacturer sees sales numbers climbing this year, along with average unit prices growing due to customer options.
Mar 2, 2017 - 10:45 AM
The award recognizes the two pilots’ work on the Copper King Fire in Montana during the summer of 2016.
Mar 2, 2017 - 10:30 AM
The senior program manager at L-3 Link Simulation and Training has dedicated his career to flight safety and pilot more thantraining.
Mar 2, 2017 - 9:19 AM
This year's Heli-Expo features the new HAI Connect meetup area with demonstrations and presentations, new product demos and hot topic seminars.