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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.
bradley1Glen Bradley recently sent in this photo of a Cessna 175.  
Diagram courtesy FAAIt's been said for many years the private pilot certificate is a license to learn. The underlying intent of the statement holds that with a private pilot certificate we have the freedom to get out and fly, to gain experience, and through that experience we might become better pilots. That was the idea, anyway. In ... Read More!
WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to the latest aviation accident statistics released by the National Transportation Safety Board, Part 91 general-aviation accidents and fatalities continued their downward trend in 2015. And, just as in 2014, there were no fatalities for U.S. airlines. While general aviation flight hours were up in 2015, the total number of accidents ... Read More!
SMOThe Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have jointly filed a motion to intervene in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the continuing operation of Santa Monica Municipal Airport in Southern California. The motion filed Sept. 26, 2016, would allow the associations ... Read More!
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has declared September 2016 'Aviation Appreciation Month.' In Kansas, general aviation and community airports contribute over $13.5 billion annually to the state's economy. 'Kansas has a rich aviation history and remains a hub for general aviation activity,' said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. 'General aviation supports ... Read More!
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has unveiled the recipients of the 2016 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award: Dr. Peggy Chabrian, Randall Greene, Preston Henne, and Clay Lacy. The Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award was established in 1954 to honor ' outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over an extended period of years, have made ... Read More!
National Museum of the U.S. Air ForceDAYTON, Ohio - The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently received the Air Force Association’s (AFA) 2016 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award in recognition of the museum's outstanding contributions to aerospace education.The award recognizes the museum's 'unique exhibits and collections' and its continual improvement to 'preserve Air Force history and honor Airmen.' 'We applaud your ... Read More!
The Cessna 172 pilot was using an iPad for navigation, and mistakenly landed in a field near Watertown, Conn., rather than his intended destination, an airport with a turf runway. After landing, he taxied the airplane to a corner of the field and commenced a takeoff roll, estimating the available takeoff distance to be about 600 ... Read More!
corn-rowBob Martin sent in this photo, snapped during a flight Sept. 25, 2016. He writes: “The fall harvest was proceeding at a rapid pace on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Mason County, Ill. The horizon was filled with dozens of dust devils created by combines chewing up the landscape at a dizzying pace.”
EAA founder Paul Poberezny (1921-2013) gives his iconic thumbs-up salute while sitting in one of his favorite airplanes- the P-51 MustangEAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the recreational aviation organization that began in 1953 as a group of individuals dedicated to grassroots aviation, has surpassed 200,000 members for the first time. 'We reached this milestone by building on the legacy established by our founder, Paul Poberezny, who more than 60 ... Read More!
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