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. Investigators probing the January 26 helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others are likely to look closely at the weather.

  2. Freshen up your music selection with an aviation playlist featuring dozens of favorites suggested by pilots, musicians, songwriters, aviation enthusiasts, and AOPA staff for music selections to help you enjoy your time on the ground or in the air.

  3. AOPA has received many calls in recent months from members concerned about the hull and liability insurance premium increases they are seeing during their renewal period.

  4. Avionics provider Genesys Aerosystems announced a new line of customizable remote-mounted digital radios.

  5. A grant for a Greenville Technical Charter High School drone program is the key to increasing the pilot population, said South Carolina science teacher Doug Adomatis as he accepted $8,299 from American Airlines to champion aviation to youth during a school assembly on January 22.

  6. A fire involving an electric-propulsion aircraft undergoing ground testing closed the Prescott Regional Airport in Arizona for several hours during the evening of January 22.

  7. PS Engineering got the message loud and clear from the special mission community and produced a new variant of its PAC45 audio control system with a dual control head.

  8. From roses to runways, the twenty-fourth season of ABC’s The Bachelor is putting the spotlight on aviation with Delta Air Lines pilot Peter Weber at the controls.

  9. Short takeoff and landing (STOL) pilots will be laying it all on the line in Gainesville, Texas, in March, during the inaugural Lonestar STOL Competition and Fly-In—not just for bragging rights, but for cash prizes too.

  10. Excitement was rippling through the aviation community as it awaited the January 24 arrival in theaters of a movie about the Medal of Honor heroism of Vietnam War medic William Pitsenbarger, written and directed by Todd Robinson, an Emmy Award winner who also is a general aviation pilot.