AOPA General Aviation News

All the inspirational stories, educational articles, and informative briefs about everything general aviation that you need to keep you flying.
  1. You say you don’t believe in Santa Claus? In Michigan you’d be proven wrong. Very wrong.

  2. Bill Harrelson has left Hawaii on a marathon flight to Indonesia, the second leg of his around-the-world westbound record attempt.

  3. It’s a picture-perfect day for flying: Bright sunshine, a clear sky, and just enough breeze to animate the windsock. So why is the pattern crammed with aircraft hurrying to get on the ground?

  4. There are thousands of Beechcraft King Airs out there, powered by thousands more Pratt & Whitney PT6 turboprop engines. Ever wonder how to start one? Here are the basics, featuring a King Air 300.
  5. Bill Harrelson’s around-the-world speed record attempt got underway December 5, but the pilot turned back over the Pacific after a slew of unwelcome, last-minute surprises.

  6. Col. Charles E. McGee, who flew a P–51 Mustang as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, celebrated his 100th birthday December 6 by climbing into the left seat of a Cirrus Vision Jet.

  7. This is the time of year that I can routinely be heard complaining about the cold, as if it’s a surprise that I had no idea was coming. In my defense, it’s fair to say that getting more than a foot of snow Thanksgiving weekend is a bit much, even for Boston.

  8. The Hayward Air Rally, which claims the title of North America’s longest continually held proficiency flying event, is again offering scholarships to the EAA Air Academy for two young people.

  9. An in-depth look at Garmin’s fresh approach to autopilot servo technology.