General Aviation

News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft). Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

Members of Rocket Lab Recovery Team (as identified by logos on black tee shirts) surrounding a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter on the airport ramp
Apr 19, 2022 - 10:59 AM
A Sikorsky S-92 helicopter will be used in an attempt to recover Rocket Lab's reusable Electron satellite booster mid-air following the rocket launch.
Pipistrel Velis Electro in flight
Apr 19, 2022 - 9:40 AM
Pipistrel becomes part of Textron's new eAviation division.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University virtual reality training (Photo: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Apr 18, 2022 - 12:17 PM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University implemented VR training last August and already is seeing a number of benefits.
Apr 18, 2022 - 11:00 AM
Construction is beginning on two eVTOL vertiports in the Quad Cities and Oshkosh.
ACH160
Apr 17, 2022 - 9:58 AM
The Airbus ACH160 can be equipped with the modular Line Lounge interior.
East Hampton (New York) Airport (KHTO)
Apr 17, 2022 - 9:14 AM
Private-use East Hampton airport will operate under PPR rules, will implement curfews, and will charge higher fees.
Apr 14, 2022 - 10:43 AM
IMC Club founder Radek Wyrzykowski is encouraging all pilots to learn about IFR flying with his new Pilot Proficiency Network.
Bestfly employees with company owned Leonardo AW139
Apr 11, 2022 - 8:31 AM
Angolan operator Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters to support offshore energy.
Bristow Helicentre Sign MOU to Partner-on-Pilot-Training
Apr 11, 2022 - 8:19 AM
Bristow Group has selected Helicentre as its preferred provider of ab-initio commercial pilot training.
Airbus Helicopters AS332
Apr 8, 2022 - 3:11 PM
'Rescue 5' was responding to an emergency call and attempting to land when the helicopter became engulfed in dust, contacted a tree, and rolled over.