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. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) have launched an annual survey aimed at enhancing flight safety in Europe by identifying trends in GA flying, aircraft equipment, and fleet composition.

  2. Testing of a remote air traffic control tower at Northern Colorado Regional Airport will enter a new phase by March 16, requiring pilots to pay particular attention to procedures.

  3. The National Aeronautic Association has named the nine projects pushing the boundaries of flight and space exploration that will vie for the 2019 Robert J. Collier Trophy.

  4. While uAvionix continues to accumulate data validating the performance of its tailBeaconX with certification for general aviation and urban air mobility in mind, experimental aircraft owners get the first crack at this space-based surveillance solution.

  5. CFI Christopher Freeze kept the nosewheel of a Cessna 172 off the ground after landing for 14,319 feet at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record.

  6. AOPA is urging the more than 3,300 pilots and aircraft owners in Connecticut to request that their state lawmakers support a proposal to extend a sales and use tax exemption for some aircraft to include aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of less than 6,000 pounds.

  7. Demand for piston trainers driven by the world’s unquenchable thirst for new pilots drove deliveries to numbers not seen in a decade, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association announced February 19. Business jet sales also soared to a 10-year high.

  8. The business and general aviation avionics industry passed the $3 billion year-end sales milestone in 2019 while recording three consecutive years of sales growth, according to an industry report.

  9. A new study confirms what many already knew–that general aviation remains a shining star in an already bustling U.S. economy. The impact on the economy is highlighted in a new study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

  10. General aviation is a $247 billion industry that employed 273,500 workers and indirectly supported 1.2 million jobs while keeping a fleet of more than 211,000 aircraft flying for business and individual operators in 2018, according to a new report that analyzed the industry’s impact and output.