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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Lee Lauderback's Stallion 51 training facility in Kissimmee, Fla., is best known for warbird instruction. But its Unusual Attitude Training (UAT) program, using the Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, helps corporate pilots acclimate to flight at the edges of their aircrafts' performance envelope.
Oct 29, 2016 - 1:15 PM
Lee Lauderback, president and CEO of Stallion 51, will highlight the company’s upset prevention and recovery training programs.
Oct 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Quest Aircraft delivered a Kodiak to the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism in Botswana, Africa
A special offer brings the cost of the SXAR1 XM receiver down to $299 for new Sirius XM Weather subscribers. It comes with internal antennas and a rechargeable battery.
Oct 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM
The new versions of the ForeFlight Mobile app add SiriusXM weather and new data-driven aeronautical maps.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Oct 29, 2016 - 11:15 AM
Unmanned Safety Institute, Florida police sponsor workshop
Oct 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM
The LEMO version of the wireless Lightspeed Tango headset can now charge a spare battery from ship’s power.
Oct 27, 2016 - 2:45 PM
Garmin has broken ground on a two-phase expansion that is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
Oct 27, 2016 - 2:30 PM
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot award was granted to Louis Seno on August 28.
SMO
Oct 10, 2016 - 9:50 AM
The city of Santa Monica has tripled the rent for the 25-year-old restaurant, forcing its owners to close the popular eatery.
FOM
Oct 3, 2016 - 12:17 PM
The concept of a flight operations manual should be gaining attention in the general aviation industry.
Sirius
Sep 26, 2016 - 7:48 PM
Pilots who fly with the ForeFlight Mobile iPhone/iPad app have been asking for SiriusXM compatibility.