As one of the only Houston area airports with the facilities to support military aircraft, and one of the only ones that were open during Hurricane Harvey flooding, Houston Executive Airport provided support for Army Reserve and National Guard units from all over the United States flying rescue and support operations during the flooding. [Read more…]
The second annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase will take place Nov. 2-4, 2017, at DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in Florida.
This year’s show will mimic the inaugural show in design, layout, daily schedule, and hospitality.
But most important, the mission will remain the same: Committed to Sport Aviation, according to organizers. [Read more…]
ALBANY, Georgia — There is an additional parking space being occupied at the already busy Thrush Aircraft factory, as Robert Garrett has joined the company as director of training.
Garrett, a veteran of the ag aviation industry, will oversee Thrush’s new factory-based ag aviation flight and maintenance training programs. [Read more…]
The private pilot/owner had recently completed the experimental, amateur-built Free Bird Classic and was conducting the first test flight near Kylertown, Pennsylvania.
He completed two circuits around his private airstrip before witnesses saw the airplane approaching to land.
While on final approach about 50-100 feet above the ground, the plane suddenly descended and hit terrain, killing the pilot. [Read more…]
Hayman Tam, one of General Aviation News’ writers and photographers, recently returned from a trip to Alaska. “I just happened to take a ‘few’ airplane photos,” he reports. Translation: He took thousands.
Here is just a sample of those photos. Look for much more in an upcoming post and in the print edition of General Aviation News. [Read more…]
The PreBuyGuys recently interviewed Arthur Billingsley, a frequent contributor to General Aviation News, about what it’s like to own, fly, maintain, and manage his 1974 Cessna 310Q.
Arthur gives the inside scoop on aircraft ownership from aircraft ownership costs, aircraft maintenance, pilot training, great tips for every aircraft owner, and more.
There’s two companion videos, a cockpit tour, and an inflight video of the C310 cockpit in approach and landing into Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (KFTY) in Atlanta in stormy weather. [Read more…]
Despite the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, the 33rd annual Wings Over Houston air show is still a go. The show will be held Oct. 21-22, 2017, at Ellington Airport (KEFD).
Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Houston Food Bank as it continues to provide disaster relief to people affected by Hurricane Harvey. [Read more…]