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.

SMO
Jan 29, 2017 - 8:14 PM
Under an agreement between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, the city's airport will be closed permanently at the end of 2028.
Jan 11, 2017 - 11:30 AM
China Air Shuttle will begin to take deliveries in the second quarter and then distribute the Piper Archers to flight schools and genav outfits in China.
Jan 10, 2017 - 11:47 AM
The FAA had determined that pilots who solicit passengers using the website are “common carriers” and subject to commercial transportation requirements.
SMO
Jan 5, 2017 - 11:03 AM
The amicus brief raises the question of whether the FAA is allowed to retroactively change the rules regarding grant agreements.
Guardian
Jan 4, 2017 - 6:18 PM
The Guardian Avionics cigarette lighter power port can be installed by an A&P mechanic as a minor alteration.
Jan 4, 2017 - 12:36 PM
Will flight-sharing ever take off in the U.S., or will the Supreme Court quash such efforts?
Cessna Skyhawk with AOA system
Dec 30, 2016 - 2:37 AM
The Safe Flight angle-of-attack system is standard on all new Skyhawks and optional on the 182 and 206 models.
PC-12 airlift
Dec 20, 2016 - 10:52 AM
The Colorado Aviation Business Association used donated business and private aircraft to deliver 10,000 of donated goods throughout Colorado.
Dec 6, 2016 - 2:00 AM
The company has expanded steadily and now has 10 global offices and 25 representative locations worldwide.
Dec 6, 2016 - 1:30 AM
UK courses likely to highlight differences between EASA and UAE GCAA coursework.