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GENERAL AVIATION NEWS

A newspaper for the aviation masses. 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.
Navitimer1884Breitling has introduced the Navitimer 1884 in a limited series. The watch combines the 1952 aviation slide rule with a calendar featuring a pointer-type date display and twin day/month apertures for which the brand is known. The 1884 is a nod to the founding of Breitling by Léon Breitling, a devotee of chronographs and precision instruments. This model also features ... Read More!
LAKELAND, Florida - Aerospace Center for Excellence will host 'Fly Into Summer' on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum, located on the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus on the Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (KLAL). The family friendly event includes free admission to Aerospace Discovery at the Florida ... Read More!
Duncan Aviation has released its most recent version of the NextGen Straight Talk book. The book, updated in May 2016 by a team of avionics experts at Duncan Aviation, clarifies the FAA's avionics upgrades known as the Next Generation (NextGen) initiatives. To find out what you need to know to make sure your aircraft is in ... Read More!
PanchitoThe National Warplane Museum’s 36th annual airshow, 'The Greatest Show on Turf,' will be held July 8-10 at the museum in Geneseo, N.Y. Performing acts include: Focke Wulf FW-190; MIG 17 jet; Class of '45, featuring the P-51 Mustang Quicksilver and the F4U Corsair; B-25 Panchito. The airshow will once again feature a World War ... Read More!
The two pilots were on a multi-leg cross-country trip in the Mooney M20C to visit friends and relatives. Both pilots had current medical certificates, and it could not be determined who was acting as pilot-in-command at the time of the accident. The pilot seated in the right front seat had owned the airplane for over ... Read More!
Bista1Suresh Bista sent in these photos, noting they are two more photos taken during “proving flights” with a Cessna Caravan at Jomsom airstrip in Nepal. The proving flights are required at high altitude airports by the Civil Aviation rules. “This sortie was one of them at Jomsom airstrip in Nepal,” he explains. “As an instructor pilot ... Read More!
Hoffman Fairchild 1Fun and history wrapped in a classic design Florida architect Ed Hoffman acquired his love of aviation quite traditionally: He grew up around aircraft, many of them designed by his father. Today he flies a Fairchild 24W, a classic that endures from the time of the Great Depression. 'My dad, Edward Hoffman the second, designed and ... Read More!
Diamond DART2The maiden flight of the Diamond Aircraft DART-450 was held May 17. The DART-450 (Diamond Aircraft Reconnaissance Trainer) is an all-carbon fiber tandem, two-seat civilian and military trainer with a sidestick and pneumatic ejection seats. The +7/-5G aerobatic airplane has a maximum takeoff power of 500 hp, is equipped with the Ivchenko-Progress/ Motor Sich AI-450S turboprop engine, ... Read More!
Ten GA alphabet groups have urged the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to continue supporting veterans' use of 'their hard-earned benefits for flight training,' by opposing any proposal that would cap those benefits as it considers the Veterans First Act. 'This training enables veterans to pursue a well-paying civilian career with good long-term prospects in either ... Read More!
signsEAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - EAA AirVenture has a strong tradition of honoring America's veterans, and this year is no exception. Old Glory Honor Flight, partnered with EAA and American Airlines, is bringing Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight IV to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. This flight will take place on Friday, July 29. The veterans ... Read More!
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