Survey shows GA pilots value ADS-B traffic and weather

Results from an online survey indicate that general aviation pilots value ADS-B In traffic and weather services as a tool to increase situational awareness, decision-making capability, and general safety of flight.

According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1,407 pilots responded to the survey, including many readers of General Aviation News. [Read more…]

Latest episode of The Aviators honors Veterans Day

The aviation reality series, The Aviators, honors Veterans Day this month by exploring advancements in aviation during World War II, while providing an look back at Pearl Harbor in a historical context.

Episode 5.05, which is available now on iTunes, Amazon, PBS and other content providers, turns back the clock to the greatest military conflict of our time, while exploring the aircraft and aviation innovations that came as a result.

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AOPA wraps up regional fly-ins at KSSI

Photo by Joni M. Fisher

Gray skies didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association regional fly-in Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Simons Island, Georgia, at the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (KSSI).

AOPA President Mark Baker reported that the regional fly-ins were such a success that 45 airports are now bidding to host next year’s fly-ins. AOPA officials estimate that between 16,000 and 17,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts attended the regional fly-ins, which were held throughout the country.

A few photos from the show follow, look for more in the Nov. 20 print edition of General Aviation News.

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PAA celebrates opening of new location

Professional Aviation Associates Celebrates Opening of New Facility
(Pictured Left to Right: Greenwich AeroGroup Vice President of Sales & Marketing Daniel Lafrance, PAA Director of Operations Lamar Odom, Greenwich AeroGroup SVP of CR&O and Parts Distribution Dave Miller, PAA Controller Chip Gramke, PAA President Brian Dannewitz, PAA Director of Quality Alison Dominguez)

ATLANTA – Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, recently cut the grand reopening ribbon on its new 46,000-square-foot distribution facility.

The new facility close to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has 16,000 square feet more than its previous facility, enabling it to provide additional services and doubles the size of its hose fabrication shop.

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