Aviation saves the day… again

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by

The story, true from start to finish, could not have been written better. In fact, it could serve double duty as a math problem so many of us recall from our time in school. A young high school athlete needs... Continue Reading →

Maybe we aren’t as old as we think

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by

If I told you 25-29 year olds with a third class medical were the largest segment of aviators, would you believe me? Thankfully, you don’t have to take my word for it. Download the 2012 Aerospace Medical Certification Statistical Handbook for a... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: ‘We want these [drone] companies to be very successful’

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by

AOPA President Mark Baker at last weekend’s Northwest Aviation Conference said, “We want these [drone] companies to be very successful,” in response to a question from Washington Pilots Association President Les Smith. Listen to Mark’s comments for yourself in the... Continue Reading →

I found the next generation

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by

I found the next generation of pilots. But depending on where you read this, you may or may not like it, and you may or may not understand it. Of the 55,996 (as this was written) fans of our Facebook... Continue Reading →

The changing face of general aviation

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by

By LEN ASSANTE The Dec. 20, 2013, issue of General Aviation News showcased general aviation’s “up and comers,” a group of innovators who are passionate about changing this industry for the better. I have had the honor of meeting some... Continue Reading →

Link: A Skosh of Paranoia

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by

A fatal stall/spin accident, reconstructed by AOPA, led to a discussion between friends and was capped off by an interested blog post titled, “A Skosh of Paranoia” by Ron Rapp at the House of Rapp blog. As is often said,... Continue Reading →

What’s your story?

Posted on January 26th, 2014 by

We tell stories. In 2014 we want to tell your story. This year, we will dive deeper into fewer subject. Don’t worry, we’ll still deliver the news and information you read General Aviation News for. But there are a few... Continue Reading →

Blog: ‘A Starship in the Wild’ conjures up wonderful memory

Posted on January 21st, 2014 by

Ron Rapp is a pilot and blogger. His blog is called The House of Rapp and his Jan. 20 post, A Starship in the Wild ,conjured up a wonderful memory. Continue Reading →

Aviation tax reform…indeed

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 by

Jeff Smisek is the CEO of United Airlines. His CEO Letter in the November issue of Hemispheres Magazine was titled, “Aviation Tax Reform,” which caught my eye. “The taxation system across transportation modes is broken, and airlines and our customers... Continue Reading →

You might want to lay off the cookies Santa…

Posted on December 25th, 2013 by

Dear Santa, I hope this letter reaches you in time. It has been a bit hectic lately, so I’m a little late. Wait, why am I telling you this? You already know. This year, I only want three things: Prompt... Continue Reading →