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.

Aug 29, 2008 - 1:05 PM
With the recent wildfires in Northern California reaching historic proportions, the human toll rose as a helicopter ferrying an 11-member firefighting crew
Aug 11, 2008 - 9:00 AM
The world didn’t necessarily become a more dangerous place on Sept.
Aug 11, 2008 - 7:20 AM
“Five hundred years from now, you’ll want to be able to pop open something on the aircraft and see how it worked,” noted David Hahn, acting collections man
Aug 11, 2008 - 6:15 AM
“Kowloon City used to be the place for dinner before flying from Kai Tak Airport.
Aug 8, 2008 - 9:36 AM
A fuel-cell-powered electric airplane is the goal of Worcester, Mass.-based Advanced Technology Products and its nonprofit arm, the Foundation for Advancin
Aug 6, 2008 - 10:33 AM
<em>If Paris is the Big Daddy of airshows–high-powered, straight-laced and eminently button-down–then Oshkosh is the Big Mamma, her arms open wide as the W
Aug 6, 2008 - 10:21 AM
Boeing has teamed with a Canadian firm to develop a massive commercial airship capable of lifting an 80,000-pound load and carrying it up to 200 miles.<br
Aug 6, 2008 - 6:53 AM
No offense intended to its participants, but aviation progress by the 1980s had become rather mundane by comparison with the incessant leaps and bounds of
Aug 6, 2008 - 6:30 AM
Pilots who apply for a new certificate to replace one that has been damaged or lost, or who require a new certificate because of added ratings or endorseme
Aug 5, 2008 - 8:27 AM
The need to protect passengers from terrorism was not uppermost in the mind of the Douglas Aircraft designers when they developed the DC-3, and they could