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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.
What appears as a dot of light on the ground can illuminate an entire cockpit, 
disorienting a pilot or causing temporary blindnessAaron Huffman repeatedly shined “a laser into the cockpit of a Washington State Patrol airplane,” over the Labor Day Holiday in 2014. On Tuesday, September 1 a judge sentenced Huffman to six months in jail. According to the The News Tribune story, this is not Huffman’s first run-in with the law. The judge went so far as ... Read More!
Scott Francis MXSBy ROBERT TALARCZYK New Garden Flying Field (N57), located in beautiful Chester County, Pa., was transferred to the New Garden Township by the DuPont family. It is nestled in a valley surrounded by trees, layered landscapes, mushroom farms and is without fences. The airport is managed by Jon Martin, a dynamic leader and a gentleman, who proudly runs ... Read More!
aerobatics videoOur friend Gene Lee at TheHDPilot.com sent us this video to share with our readers about a recent aerobatics lesson he had in an Extra 330.
Model AircraftThe FAA published updated guidance on model aircraft operations Sept. 2 that reflect current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft. Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57A replaces a previous guidance written in 1981. The updated advisory circular reflects rules Congress wrote into Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, according to agency ... Read More!
The Erickson Skycrane that had been on display at the airshow helped fight the fire. Photo by Tom BrownOn Friday, Aug. 28, the Airshow of the Cascades, in Madras, Ore., had an awesome night show. But that is not news, as it happens all over the country. What is news is that for the first time in the airshow’s 16-year history, the aerial acts had to be cancelled on Saturday, Aug. 29, because of a ... Read More!
St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS) will host a regional exhibition of the business aviation industry as part of the upcoming National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Regional Forum Sept. 17. More than 100 exhibitors will participate, and approximately 20 aircraft will be on display for the expected 1,400 attendees. The event will also feature a series of ... Read More!
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host the second annual small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Challenge at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., Sept. 16-20.The 2015 challenge, which is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno's Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center in partnership with NASA, will be composed of two separate competitions: An 'Open Class' ... Read More!
SpectrolineThe Spectroline MLK-35A MAXIMA Leak Detection Kit pinpoints the source of leaks in hydraulic, engine oil and aircraft fuel systems. The kit features the MAXIMA ultraviolet lamp and an 8 ounce bottle of Aero-Brite universal fluorescent dye, which locates all leaks in petroleum- and synthetic-based aviation fluid systems. The MAXIMA lamp's Micro Discharge Light (MDL) ... Read More!
CUP-TRAVEL_WebWhile proper fueling of an aircraft is important to any flight operation, so is proper fueling of the pilot-in-command (PIC). That’s why ASA offers the Auxiliary Tank travel cups. This double-wall insulated ceramic cup is emblazoned on one side with the “Standard” logo found on ASA logbooks for decades. On the opposite side is a ... Read More!
After an uneventful departure, climb, and cruise, the pilot performed a standard 45 entry into the traffic pattern at the high elevation airport in Big Bear, Calif. The Cessna 182Q descended low during the final approach, and the pilot applied full forward throttle control. The engine responded, however the descent was not arrested as he ... Read More!
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