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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.
senseFly ebee droneLONDON - Drone maker senseFly has teamed with the aviation navigation app, Air Navigation Pro, to launch Safer Together. The joint initiative is designed to address one of the biggest issues facing the general aviation and unmanned aircraft communities: The risk of mid-air collision. Safer Together will provide GA pilots and drone operators with awareness of each other's airborne ... Read More!
Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Northrop Grumman is donating the use of equipment related to the Bat Unmanned Aircraft System to Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) as part of the continuing support of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) efforts in the Red River Valley area of North Dakota and Minnesota. The Bat is a medium altitude, ... Read More!
Sportys Flight Review discThe all-new Flight Review Course from Sporty's allows flight review preparation to take place anytime in a multitude of formats. The course also has been updated to include information on EFB use and ADS-B weather and traffic, according to Sporty's Academy President Eric Radtke. 'And we have updated content on pilot technique, including night flying, emergencies and angle of attack ... Read More!
Duncan Aviation's Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic will lead a free NextGen seminar Sept. 22 in Chantilly, Virginia. Located at the Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo (4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151), the seminar will help educate general aviation aircraft owners about the NextGen mandates and existing solutions. From 8:30 a.m. until 2:10 p.m. ... Read More!
As the pilot leveled the Cessna 206 at 2,500 feet mean sea level during the descent for landing, he advanced the throttle but observed no response from the engine. He could not restore engine power, however the propeller continued to spin. He noted that the throttle 'felt very loose' when he attempted to add power. The ... Read More!
Bike Rack 1At AirVenture 2016, Tom Snow got these photos of the new Murphy Aircraft Radical. “Bike racks are an unusual option, he noted.
Martin Mars at Oshkosh 2016 (Photo by Bert Reiheld)In perhaps a one-time-only visit, the huge Martin Mars water bomber from British Columbia made quite at splash at AirVenture 2016 by dropping an impressive 7,200 gallons of water on the runway to cap off several afternoon air show appearances during the week. Owned and operated since 2007 by Coulson Flying Tankers, the 'Hawaii Mars' is one ... Read More!
Cirrus SR22T GTS vs Cessna TTxThe last time I flew a TTX it was called Columbia. It also had EXPERIMENTAL placarded to the door. I'd flown to central Oregon in my Cessna 205. In the Columbia, climbing at well over 1,200 FPM toward 17,500 feet, I noticed our airspeed was faster - a lot faster - than my 205 in cruise. ... Read More!
Baton Rouge Flooding 2016Flooding in South Louisiana has devastated the region and displaced tens of thousands of residents. While the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR) did not sustain any damage from the flooding, one-third of the airport’s staff lost most, if not all, of their possessions. Friends of the Baton Rouge Airport, a non-profit corporation, is seeking funds to ... Read More!
DroneA new story at Mashable reports that researchers in Australia have found that most drone accidents were caused by technology issues, rather than human error. Led by Graham Wild, a senior lecturer in aviation at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the researchers reviewed a sample of 152 global drone event reports between 2006 and 2015. The most ... Read More!
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