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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.
Frequent contributor Megan Vande Voort sent in this photo with a simple note: “Two Cirrus at sunset.”
Harrison Ford landed on Taxiway Charlie at John Wayne Airport last month. Everyone who knows I am a pilot and an aviation safety columnist contacted me as soon as they heard about Ford. My mother even chimed in, certain the actor should be stripped of his license, as this was his fourth accident. I explained ... Read More!
Jason Schappert of MzeroA recently posted a video of a historic flight — for him. He got the chance to fly John Glenn’s Baron, which the astronaut and senator flew until he was 90 years old. Now owned by the Kelly family, the plane will be at several venues this year so everyone will get ... Read More!
Smitty Smith of FunPlacesToFly recently attended EAA Chapter 1246‘s monthly pancake and sausage fly-in. “There we saw Jimmy Doolittle’s totally restored 1938 Stinson Reliant aircraft,” he reports.
The Reno Air Racing Association has launched a design contest for the official poster and T-shirts for the 54th National Championship Air Races. 'The Reno Air Racing Association is looking for fresh and new designs that represent the spirit of air racing to place on our collectible posters for the 54th National Championship Air Races,' Mike Crowell, ... Read More!
HAYWARD, California - The Hayward Air Rally, the longest continually-held proficiency flying event in North America, has selected two teenagers to receive scholarships, including tuition and roundtrip airfare to the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) Advanced Air Academy summer 2017 program. In partnership with local chapters of the EAA, the Hayward Air Rally picked Avery Apple of Redding, Calif., ... Read More!
MELBOURNE, Florida - Avidyne Corporation has teamed with Master Instructor Gary Reeves and PilotSafety.org to host a two-day hands-on Mastery Training Course on Avidyne's IFD440/540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems. The training, limited to 20 pilots, will be held at the Hilton Rialto Place hotel in Melbourne, Florida, on March 31 and April 1, 2017. 'This two-day training course will ... Read More!
Pilot Error NTSB Accident ReportThe balloon pilot reported that, halfway through the flight, he determined that the wind aloft was higher than anticipated and that the original planned landing destination was no longer suitable. While the Ultramagic SA N210 balloon was between 3,000 and 4,000 feet mean sea level, he started looking for another landing area and noted that the ... Read More!
Hal Denton sent us this photo, with a brief note: “Flying is a family affair. Yes, Molly is part of the family. My wife wants to get Molly some noise-cancelling headphones that would allow us to talk to her as we fly. This picture was taken during a trip from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Appalachicola, Florida, ... Read More!
Most of us who fly came to the decision organically. Nobody forced us to fly. We wanted to. We yearned for the opportunity. We flew in our dreams and looked up to the heavens whenever the sound of an engine passed overhead. The decision was ours and we pursued it, each in our own way. ... Read More!
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