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.

Cirrus Vision jet
Jul 25, 2017 - 8:19 AM
The company is producing eight pistons and one jet per week.
Piper M600
Jul 25, 2017 - 7:49 AM
Wing spar inspection required.
GDL 82 and antenna
Jul 24, 2017 - 10:36 PM
Garmin's new GDL 82 ADS-B OUT transceiver includes a WAAS GPS and is remotely mounted.
Jul 24, 2017 - 10:12 PM
The newest version of Hilton Software's WingX moving-map app adds data-driven maps and other new features.
EAA chairman Jack Pelton
Jul 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM
Without the votes, proponents are engaging in strong arm tactics to get them, alleges the EAA chairman.
Jul 24, 2017 - 4:47 PM
Fourteen-year-old Kyle Carden flew 800 nm in a Piper Cub to reach AirVenture this year.
DJI Phantom quadcopter
Jul 24, 2017 - 3:43 PM
Once approved by Parliament, the registration scheme would apply to owners of drones weighing 250 grams and above.
Blackhawk aircraft on ramp
Jul 24, 2017 - 2:46 PM
Program provides a 'reset' for Caravans. Certification of XP67A engine upgrade imminent.
Stratos 714 proof-of-concept on ramp
Jul 24, 2017 - 12:50 PM
The company could offer a kit version of the aircraft before a certified version.
XCub Garmin avionics suite
Jul 24, 2017 - 10:01 AM
CubCrafters claims to be the first manufacturer to receive such approval for a complete avionics suite on a Part 23-certified aircraft.