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.

MFS 2020
Jul 7, 2020 - 8:36 AM
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will include real-time live traffic from all over the world, provided by FlightAware.
Jul 6, 2020 - 4:23 PM
Two Colorado congressman are continuing push for mandatory crash resistant fuel systems (CRFS) in all helicopter air ambulances.
GI 275
Jul 6, 2020 - 8:52 AM
Helicopter operators can now install Garmin's GI 275 electronic flight instruments.
counterfeit K-26
Jul 6, 2020 - 8:42 AM
Moldovan police raided a factory in Cruileni allegedly making unauthorized copies of Russian Kamov-26 coaxial rotor utility helicopters.
Stratos 716X
Jul 2, 2020 - 11:56 PM
The Stratos 716X single-engine, 4-6 seat personal jet made its first flight July 2 from the company’s plant in Redmond, Oregon .
H160
Jul 2, 2020 - 11:03 AM
Airbus Helicopters’ medium twin H160 received EASA type certification approval on July 1.
Jul 1, 2020 - 9:45 AM
UAE's Horizon International Flight Academy achieved the milestone with the 12 Bell 505 light singles it's received since January.
FlightSafety
Jul 1, 2020 - 9:03 AM
FlightSafety's new mixed-reality training devices will expand pilot training opportunities and help lower training costs.
Jul 1, 2020 - 9:01 AM
For pilots stuck without the ability to stay current by flying, desktop simulation offers are potent alternative.
Chuck Aaron
Jun 29, 2020 - 3:10 PM
Chuck Aaron's helicopter upset and instrument training coming to Southern Utah University.