Robert Kolinsky submitted this photo and note: “USAF Lt. Col. Justin ‘Astro’ Elliott, commander of the Thunderbirds, leads the team down Taxiway Bravo at Edwards AFB, California during their 2023 winter training.”
Flying to SUN ‘n FUN? Be aware of changes to arrival procedures
If you are flying to the 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, be aware that there are significant changes to the arrival procedure.
GA advocates successfully fight Washington bill that would have banned 100LL
The original bill, WA HB1554, introduced in January 2023, called for the phased-in restriction on the “selling, distributing, or otherwise making available to consumers” leaded avgas in Washington state starting Jan. 1, 2024.
Bill Shea honored with Distinguished Statesman Award
William “Bill” Shea, founding director of the University of Nebraska Omaha Aviation Institute, was recently presented the 2022 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award.
Wright at Home
After a three-year absence, Wright at Home returns, with visitors once again invited to an open house at Hawthorn Hill in Dayton, Ohio, Orville Wright’s family mansion.
Canopy rips off Sonex during flight
The pilot’s failure to maintain a proper glidepath during landing. Contributing to the accident was his failure to ensure the canopy locks were properly configured prior to flight.
Picture of the Day: Waiting for better weather
Mark McMillan II submitted this photo and note: “This is my 1954 Cessna 170B airplane. So far I have 240 hours in her, and am planning to complete some long distance trips soon. From the classy paint, to the originally style panel, and Mohair interior this plane transports you back in time.”
Air show raises millions for local charities
First held in 1981, the California International Airshow Salinas has raised more than $8 million for local charities, and had an economic impact of about $4.4 million for Salinas Municipal Airport.
Video: IFR tips from an air traffic controller
Sporty’s recently posted a video chock full of tips from a veteran air traffic controller for pilots flying IFR.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame reveals Class of 2023
Latest class includes two iconic history-making pilots, two groundbreakers in aviation policy, and two astronauts.
General Aviation News archives digitized back to 1990
“There is a treasure trove of articles, photos, and advertising,” remarked Ben Sclair, Publisher of General Aviation News. “Additional decades will be added as time allows for this in-house project.”
Carb icing brings down Cub
The total loss of engine power due to carburetor icing.