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Is this the new GA?

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

The word “legacy” is often used to refer to products that are dominant today but threatened by disruptive influences. Legacy airlines, for example, are today’s largest carriers but ones burdened with aircraft bought earlier and with labor contracts negotiated years... Continue Reading →

Unmanned Aircraft Systems hold tremendous potential

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

By MICHAEL TOSCANO From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months.  Amazon plans to launch a “Prime Air” delivery system, while Google aims to use UAS to bring internet to... Continue Reading →

Runway-side Chalet Suzanne closing after 83 Years

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

Chalet Suzanne Restaurant and Inn in Lake Wales, Florida, a paradigm of class and cuisine among airplane-accessible destinations, will be closing its doors Aug. 4. Looking for a buyer, third-generation owner Eric Hinshaw and wife Dee say it can be yours.... Continue Reading →

Video: Way too close

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

While not general aviation, this video shows in moving pictures a near collision as a result of a runway incursion. Continue Reading →

Respectfully yours

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Now and then I’ll receive a piece of mail that contains a dollar bill. These tend to be from companies that want information from me. You probably get similar mailers arriving at your home or office. Most of us do.... Continue Reading →

NASA-2000Starship

They reached for the stars

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

The pride of my small aviation art and poster collection is a glimpse into one of GA’s most daring – and star-crossed – new products. It’s time to dig out my prize Starship poster and look back on troubled times... Continue Reading →

Banding together to grow GA’s brand

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

By CARMINE MOWBRAY Montana has more cows than people, and in cattle country, unbranded calves are called “mavericks.” In people terms, we think of a maverick as being a loner, without ties or loyalties. And alone, a person — no... Continue Reading →

DOT audit says FAA likely to miss drone deadline

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government report says the FAA will miss the Sept. 30, 2015, deadline set by Congress for drones to share the skies with manned aircraft. The Washington Post said the agency is “significantly behind schedule” in drawing up rules.... Continue Reading →

Grease is the word

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by

Whenever I give talks I usually put in a few slides about grease. In discussions on this topic, questions mainly fall into three areas. The first is why is it so critical to use only the grease that is approved... Continue Reading →

BackcountryPilot.org: 400-hp Zenith CH801

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by

A Ford V-8 400-horsepower Zenith CH801 is not all that common. Want to see, and hear one? Hop over to BackcountryPilot.org to read Zane Jacobson’s great write up and watch smartly edited video. Continue Reading →