HOUSTON – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 32nd Annual Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23, at Ellington Airport. [Read more…]
NEW YORK — United States Aviation Underwriters (USAU), the manager of the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), revealed that David McKay, Chairman and CEO, plans to retire after nearly 40 years with the company. McKay’s retirement will be effective April 3, 2017. At that time, John Brogan will become President and CEO. [Read more…]
After a planned refueling stop at Cordele, Georgia, the pilot taxied to a runway intersection and began his takeoff roll.
Witnesses reported that when the Aeronca 7EC was about 200 feet above ground level, it entered a gradual left turn, which progressed into a steep left turn. The airplane lost altitude during a 180° turn and then hit the ground, resulting in one fatality and one serious injury. [Read more…]
More than 800 aircraft attended the 10th Annual Triple Tree Fly-In at the Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) in South Carolina, held Sept. 6-10, according to organizers, who report that the tower recorded more than 1,900 aircraft movements. Officials also noted that “for the first time ever” the newly expanded lower camping area was completely full by the second day of the fly-in thanks, in part, to great weather. General Aviation News regular contributor Joni M. Fisher was at the fly-in and captured these photos of the event. [Read more…]
At this year’s Triple Tree Fly-in near Greenville, South Carolina, 80 raffle tickets were offered at $20 each for a one-hour ride in the 1942 PT-17 Stearman (N851WM) owned by the Triple Tree Foundation. If the winner was a pilot, then dual instruction was included.