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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Dec 8, 2014 - 9:10 AM
It’s rare to see a new light twin design reach certification, but the V24 has a choice of three engine types so could appeal to a wide range of users.
Dec 3, 2014 - 4:15 AM
An FAA notice of proposed rulemaking may allow private pilots to fly without a medical certificate.
Dec 2, 2014 - 10:19 AM
General Aviation Caucus members are recruiting new leaders, with three of the four co-chairs leaving Congress.
Radio control glider
Nov 19, 2014 - 6:49 PM
Model airplanes are aircraft, according to the National Transportation Safety Board
Ritewing Zephyr
Nov 18, 2014 - 10:42 AM
The NTSB reversed a ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine Raphael Pirker for allegedly recklessly flying a drone.
SMO kids
Nov 4, 2014 - 7:26 AM
Sep 30, 2014 - 3:21 PM
The manifest must be emailed within 24 hours of departure and resubmitted 30 minutes before takeoff to confirm the flight.
Sep 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Starting next year, customers of the Atlanta-area airport will no longer have to stop first at another airport to clear customs.
Sep 18, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Writing the new rules directly involves the general aviation industry.
Aug 28, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with a custom paint scheme.