Embry-Riddle introduces Ph.D. in Human Factors

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

Embry-Riddle has won approval of its new Ph.D. in Human Factors degree program, as well as an accompanying advancement to the highest level of accreditation – Institutions that Offer Four or More Doctorates – in a decision by the Southern... Continue Reading →

Planning underway for Copperstate Fly-In

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Preparations have begun for the 42nd annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo scheduled Oct. 23-25 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport (KCGZ). Continue Reading →

Avfuel expands FBO network

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

Avfuel continues to expand its branded FBO network with the addition of Apex Aviation at Vernal Regional Airport (VEL) in Utah and Wells Aircraft at Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HUT) in Kansas. Continue Reading →

Poor maintenance, poor decisions kill pilot

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft:  Piper Twin Comanche.  Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Canton, Mo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The 74-year-old pilot’s logbook was destroyed in a hangar fire in 2011, but remaining records indicated that he had about 6,459 total flight hours and 809... Continue Reading →

Ask Paul: The oil filter debate continues

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

In the July 5 print issue of General Aviation News, reader Dennis Reiley offered his thoughts in Letters to the Editor about my column, “Does my engine need an oil filter?” Here’s a bit of what he had to say:... Continue Reading →

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Video: Skip Stewart in Action

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Super-slow-motion aerobatics is a video trend I really enjoy. Seeing the details of the smoke and the control surface deflections is a real treat. Here’s a silent super-slo-mo from airshow pilot Skip Stewart. Continue Reading →

Kris Riel- Future Naval Aviator

Florida resident launches Naval career at Stallion 51

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Stallion 51’s Mustang assistant crew chief Kris Riel was recently sworn into the US Navy by AvDoc 51’s Dr. W.T. Busch. Dr. Busch is a retired Navy captain who was a Naval Aviator and flight surgeon from 1976 through 2005... Continue Reading →

Wausau mayor declares ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Mayor James Tipple of Wausau, Wisconsin, has proclaimed August “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Wisconsin, general aviation contributes over $694 million annually to the state’s economy. To view the proclamation, click here. Continue Reading →

Fuel sales up 10% at DuPage Airport

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – Sales of Jet A fuel at DuPage Airport in the first half of the year was up over 10% from 2013, the West Chicago-based general aviation facility reports. Continue Reading →

Mooney Acclaim

Mooney partners with Redbird Flight Simulator

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Mooney has partnered with Redbird Flight Simulations, buying three full motion Redbird FMX simulators. One will be at the company’s headquarters in Kerrville, Texas, another in Chino, Calif., at the company’s global headquarters; and the third in Beijing, China, in an... Continue Reading →

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo launches new website

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo has launched its redesigned website. The 11th annual Expo will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 14-17, 2015, at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Florida. Continue Reading →

Vazquez assumes command of Civil Air Patrol

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

The Civil Air Patrol has a new national commander and CEO – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico, Virginia, sworn in at the organization’s 2014 National Conference. Continue Reading →


Pilot releases memoir

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Jim Reed isn’t a celebrity or multi-millionaire. In fact, those walking past him on the street won’t see anything other than an ordinary guy with that great American wit and integrity. However, he has a led a life most can only dream... Continue Reading →

Hard landing wrinkles airplane

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Arrow. Injuries: None. Location: Everett, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The private pilot, who had logged 269 hours, including 90 in a Piper Cherokee Arrow, had recently failed the practical flight test for his commercial pilot certificate and... Continue Reading →

FAA interpretation of cost-sharing flights raises cautionary flags

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A recent ruling by the FAA regarding share-the-expense rides raises a cautionary flag for private pilots to be sure they are in compliance with not-for-hire regulations. The FAA issued a legal interpretation after several groups launched programs that brought together... Continue Reading →