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  • Backcountry flying at its best
    Scott Newpower sent in these photos taken by his son Tom at Schafer Meadows (8U2) in Montana of his Cessna 182 and Beech Bonanza landing at the backcountry airstrip: Want to see your photo online and in the pages of General Aviation News’ print edition? You can submit your photo via the form below or […]

  • Rain doesn’t dampen career expo
    The guy from the National Weather Service was late because of the rain. You gotta love the irony. But the deluge from the heavens didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of soaked-to-the-skin young people who roamed the tarmac of White Sands Regional Airport in Alamogordo, N.M., popping into hangar after hangar as part of […]

  • Buying a used fuel tank to store 100LL
    I recently received an email from a pilot who lives in a remote area where 100LL is not readily available. He was thinking about buying a used tank that had been storing #2 diesel fuel. He was wondering if it could be safely used to store 100LL. I debated the answer for quite a while […]

  • Former Major League pitcher takes delivery of first Founders Edition Icon
    ICON Aircraft recently delivered the first Model Year 2018 A5 to former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay. Halladay, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, had always wanted to be a pilot, but wasn’t allowed to when he was playing baseball. Once he retired, one of the first things he did […]

  • The role of language in aviation accidents
    Language plays a greater role in aviation accidents than the industry may realize, according to a team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which is developing curriculum and training protocols in the hope of heightening awareness among pilots, air traffic controllers and others. One of the accidents the team studied as the January 1990 crash of Avianca Flight […]

  • Corporate Angel Network raises $435,000 for charitable flights
    Corporate Angel Network (CAN) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) raised $435,000 during a charity event at the recent NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. The funds will be used to transport cancer patients to treatment centers. “We’re so grateful to the business aviation community…for its generosity and enthusiastic support for […]

  • Broom named CEO of Citation Jet Pilots Association
    The Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) has promoted Andrew Broom to the role of chief executive officer. Broom had served as CJP’s executive director since August 2016. The board vote took place in conjunction with the 2017 CJP Convention, held Oct. 4-7, 2017, in Phoenix. Also announced were the new members of the […]

  • Crankshaft failure proves fatal
    Equipment Failure NTSB Accident ReportThe airline transport pilot was departing on a personal local flight in his Mooney M20M when the engine lost total power. Review of security video at the airport in Worcester, Mass., revealed that, after takeoff, the airplane reached an altitude of about 200 feet before turning right and reversing direction. The airplane subsequently stalled, rolled to the […]

  • Check that off the bucket list…
    Galin Hernandez, one of the forces behind Puerto Rico Flyers, sent in this photo for our Year in Pictures issues in December. He explained: “KIS Cruiser N819PR sits on the ramp at First Flight Airport (KFFA) North Carolina. Flying in to where the Wright brothers first achieved powered flight is an item I finally crossed […]

  • Graciousness and gratitude in Texas
    From time to time, each and every one of us has had a wish. We all hoped for something wonderful to happen, for a gift of such magnitude that all our worries will be wiped away, leaving only joy and contentment in out lives. Ironically, a disconcerting number of people who win the lottery tend […]

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