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The General Aviation News website serves up aviation news for pilots and aircraft owners primarily at the grass roots level. In print twice a month, General Aviation News reports aviation news, information and entertainment rarely read elsewhere.
The FAI - World Air Sports Federation - is on a quest to find an inspirational recipient worthy of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon Grant - a $20,000 cash prize for pioneers involved in using drones for the good of humanity. 'As the world governing body for all air sports, the FAI is responsible for ... Read More!
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA) You Can Fly initiative has opened the 2018 Flight Training Experience Survey. It will remain online until Aug. 13. Each year, AOPA requests feedback from recent student pilots and pilots who have received instruction within the last year about their experiences and the quality of instruction from flight ... Read More!
WACO, Texas - Blackhawk has launched it latest aircraft modernization program: Phoenix by Blackhawk. The program encompasses a complete nose-to-tail customization of legacy aircraft, including new or low-time Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades, new or low-time propellers, fresh paint, new interiors, glass cockpit avionics, and fresh inspections. To qualify for the program, the aircraft must be ... Read More!
Raisbeck Engineering, a provider of performance enhancement systems for business and commercial aircraft, has appointed Mayo Aviation to its global network of authorized dealers. Founded in 1978 and based at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado, Mayo Aviation is a provider of aircraft maintenance, management service, and private jet charters. Mayo Aviation operates a fleet of ... Read More!
The flight instructor reported that he and the pilot receiving instruction departed normally and climbed to an altitude of 1,000′ above ground level. The pilot completed the after-takeoff checklist and attempted to reduce engine power to a climb power setting, however the Piper PA28’s engine was unresponsive to throttle inputs. The pilots returned to the airport ... Read More!
Photographer Eric Dumigan sent in this photo for Picture of the Day with a quick note: “The Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team practice a formation loop in preparation of the Thunder Over Louisville Airshow. CHAT is seen over Chatham, Ontario, Canada on April 18, 2018. Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of ... Read More!
When SUN 'n FUN closed on Sunday, April 16, 2018, Chairman of the Board Bob Knight stepped down as the point man of the organization after serving for six and a half years. While this was his last fly-in as chairman, he will remain on the SUN 'n FUN board. A tall, genial Southern gentleman, ... Read More!
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When tested on their knowledge of 23 types of weather information, from icing forecasts and turbulence reports to radar, 204 general aviation pilots surveyed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers were stumped by about 42% of the questions. The findings, published in the April 2018 edition of the International Journal of Aerospace ... Read More!
Following opposition from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and other general aviation organizations, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has withdrawn controversial language in Section 5 of a last-minute 'manager's amendment' to H.R. 4, the FAA long-term funding bill. In response to calls by general aviation associations for action, pilots flooded the switchboard at the ... Read More!
NEW YORK, – The Wings Club Foundation has reached a milestone, raising $5 million for its scholarship fund. The money was raised through the foundation’s President’s Societies Membership Program and other contributions, according to officials. The President’s Societies initiative is designed to encourage long-term support and to recognize those who make a significant contribution to ... Read More!
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