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.

February 13, 2017, 6:46 PM

NBAA Petitions Court To Review SMO Shutdown Agreement

Despite the FAA's agreement to allow Santa Monica Airport to be closed in 2028, NBAA and others are fighting to keep the airport open.

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Jul 17, 2015 - 4:31 PM
Association giving away $1,000 grants to equip for NextGen.
Jul 17, 2015 - 3:37 PM
The company is introducing its Unleaded 94 MON avgas during AirVenture and is planning sessions on the fuel throughout the week.
B-52 Stratofortress
Jul 17, 2015 - 1:19 PM
Advanced ticket sales are up, 75 acts are confirmed and the F-35 Lightning II is set to make its civilian airshow debut at Oshkosh.
Jul 14, 2015 - 4:43 PM
Oxygen system provider giving out free samples at Oshkosh show.
Jul 14, 2015 - 9:14 AM
Approach will simplify the process of making standard changes and repairs to a “broad swath” of general aviation aircraft in Europe.
Airbus E-Fan Paris Air Show
Jun 18, 2015 - 3:40 AM
Main displays will be tablets, to be used for student pilot briefing and debriefing
Jun 17, 2015 - 8:30 AM
After a series of ice ingestion accidents, Canada's Transportation Safety Board looks to initiate an inlet design review to prevent mishaps in winter.
Jun 17, 2015 - 5:38 AM
The agency is seeking to raise the number of hours such devices can contribute to an instrument rating.
Drone zone
Jun 16, 2015 - 3:05 PM
At EAA AirVenture, drone and radio-control pilots will be able to fly during the evening at Pioneer Airport.
Jun 16, 2015 - 7:58 AM
Individual control surfaceskins were not approved.