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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.
Bear CubJackson Maddux sent us an email this morning, with the attached reworking of a recent cover in the print issue of General Aviation News. He explains: “My 9 year old decided to make it a ‘bear’ cub flyover (complete with sound effects).” Don’t know what my favorite part is: The “feet” or the sound effects…
SSP Foam Mat 1/8 thick by 48 wide (per foot)There is little doubt headset technology has made flying much more comfortable. But compare the noise level in the cockpit of a late-model four-place airplane to that of new four-place car and the difference is dramatic. Headsets do help, but… Bill Nash, CEO of Super Soundproofing, sent me a helpful link to his Soundproofing Aircraft ... Read More!
Grant BoydBy GRANT BOYD Why do you fly? If you have never been asked this, or asked yourself it, then you have quite a question to tackle. I am sure that many pilots reasons are similar, but all of these aside, we can unanimously agree that flying is pretty cool. I was exposed to aviation as ... Read More!
Cessna 172. (Photo courtesy Cessna)WASHINGTON, D.C. - General aviation airplane shipments fell 4.6% last year, from 2,376 aircraft in 2014 to 2,267 in 2015. Billings also dropped, down 4% from $21.8 billion in 2014 to $20.9 billion last year, according to recently released figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Shipments of piston-engine airplanes fell for the first ... Read More!
8SMOThe City of Santa Monica has diverted airport funds, charged excessive and unreasonable landing fees, and denied leases on airport property, according to a new Part 16 complaint filed by a group that includes the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and airport businesses and tenants. 'With this filing we ... Read More!
The winning team at the beginning of last year's race.This year’s Air Rally, sponsored by Hayward Air Rally, is set for a June 24 departure. Celebrating its 52nd anniversary in 2016, the rally will depart from Hayward, California, (KHWD) to a new destination: Reno Nevada Stead Airport (KRTS).The Hayward Air Rally gives aviators a chance to test their flight planning, navigational skills, pilotage skills, ... Read More!
Air Race Classic Planes Lined upThe Air Race Classic, the annual all-women cross-country airplane race, reports that LiveATC.net, a website that streams air-traffic communications from all over the world, will present live broadcasts of racers at the start and end of the race, as well as all flyby locations for the next three years. LiveATC.net will put listeners in the cockpit of the ... Read More!
pa46_350MT-Propeller has received an FAA STC for the next generation four-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-14-B/195-30b on the Piper PA-46-350P and PA-46R-350T. MT-Propeller President Gerd Muehlbauer says the installation features the following advantages: Shorter takeoff distance by approximately -5 % (SL, ISA conditions;) Enhanced climb and cruise performance by approximately 5% to 10% (SL, ISA conditions); and Enhanced cruise performance ... Read More!
GTX in a Cessna.Garmin has introduced the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders, which include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks, according to company officials. The GTX ... Read More!
The flight was the first flight in the Cessna P210N since its annual inspection, which occurred about six weeks before the accident. The pilot conducted a thorough preflight inspection and run-up. Before takeoff, he added full power with the brakes applied, and, after noting no abnormal engine or instrument indications, he took off. When the ... Read More!
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