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. A polished Temco Globe Swift Serial No. 3 aircraft demands attention from Swift Museum Foundation guests as they walk underneath the two-place retractable-gear taildragger hanging from the ceiling of a hangar stuffed with rare examples of the sleek model.

  2. Bye Aerospace will sell two dozen all-electric airplanes to a Los Angeles-based air taxi operator that is building an urban mobility rival to eVTOL.

  3. On Aug. 9 at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, a Cessna 206 under robotic control flew a first solo that lasted for two hours. Alas, there were no shirttails to cut.

  4. Join us Sept. 13 and 14 in Tullahoma, Tennessee, for the last AOPA Fly-In of 2019 and stick around to enjoy all the area has to offer. Here are 25 things to do in and around Tullahoma.

  5. Addison, Texas-based American Flyers was established in 1939 to train military pilots for World War II and counts rock bands, college athletic teams, and scores of professional pilots among its many clients.

  6. The number of pilots who call Flight Service for initial weather briefings continued trending lower in 2019, with online alternatives and apps picking up the slack, according to the 2019 AOPA Weather Survey.

  7. Numerous events are scheduled around South Carolina for the state’s Aviation Week celebration that recognizes the economic impact and educational inspiration provided by aviation. Aviation Week is planned in partnership by the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission.

  8. Here’s a practice exercise you should be sure to add to your pre-flight-lesson planning starting in late August: File a VFR flight plan using the international flight plan format.

  9. Many pilots struggle to start an airplane with a hot engine. This new AOPA Air Safety Institute video spells out hot-start procedures with a peek under the cowling.

  10. Tamarack Aerospace Group, producer of an active winglet system for Cessna Citation jets, announced Aug. 9 that the firm has secured financing to continue operation during bankruptcy.