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.

Cessna 172S in flight over airfield at Centennial Airport
Mar 23, 2023 - 11:23 AM
Officials in Colorado have voted to incentivize the introduction of UL94 unleaded avgas and introduce it at Centennial Airport as soon as practical.
Cirrus SR20 on ramp Hawthorne Airport (Photo: Matt Thurber/AIN)
Mar 13, 2023 - 12:36 PM
NATA looks to counter a legistlative proposal from AOPA and others calling for the establishment of GA ramps at public use airports.
Piston airplane parked next to pumps at APP Jet Center's fuel farm at Hayward Executive Airport
Mar 13, 2023 - 10:58 AM
APP Jet Center at San Francisco-area Hayward Executive Airport has added UL94 unleaded avgas to its fuel offerings.
Coptersafety Airbus H145D2 simulator
Mar 6, 2023 - 8:48 AM
Finland-based Coptersafety offers pilot training in the Airbus Helicopters H145 and Leonardo AW139 and AW169.
Garmin avionics upgrade AS350 helicopter
Mar 4, 2023 - 8:31 AM
Cockpit upgrades help helicopters maintain economic viability and avoid obsolescence.
Leonardo AW169 with skids and advanced search and rescue mode in flight over water
Mar 3, 2023 - 8:00 AM
EASA has certified the AW169 for skid gear and single-pilot advanced IFR search and rescue operations.
ForeFlight iPad app with Sentry Plus ADS-B receiver
Mar 1, 2023 - 8:39 AM
ForeFlight's latest Sentry ADS-B receiver adds a flight data recorder, larger battery, and a g-meter, among other features.
Helicopter operated by China's CITIC Offshore Helicopter landing at offshore helipad
Mar 1, 2023 - 7:41 AM
Helicopter lessor Milestone has placed a pair of Sikorsky S-92s with China's CITIC Offshore Helicopter.
Graphic depicting helicopter vortex ring state
Mar 1, 2023 - 12:01 AM
A vortex ring state study undertaken by EASA will focus on recovery methods for various helicopter types.
Skyway Center at California's San Carlos Airport
Feb 28, 2023 - 10:50 AM
The newly-opened Skyway Center at San Carlos Airport offers 50,000 sq ft of hangar space in an upscale complex aimed at general aviation owners.