Fred George

Chief Aircraft Evaluation Editor

San Diego, CA

Summary

Fred is a senior editor and chief pilot with Business & Commercial Aviation and Aviation Week's chief aircraft evaluation pilot. He has flown left seat in virtually every turbine-powered business jet produced in the past three decades.

He has flown more than 195 makes, models and variants, ranging from the Piper J-3 Cub through the latest Boeing and Airbus large twins, logging more than 7,000 hours of flight time. He has earned an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and six jet aircraft type ratings, and he remains an active pilot. Fred also specializes in avionics, aircraft systems and pilot technique reports.

Fred was the first aviation journalist to fly the Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and Gulfstream G650, among other new turbofan aircraft. He’s also flown the Airbus A400M, Howard 500, Airship 600, Dassault Rafale, Grumman HU-16 Albatross and Lockheed Constellation.

Prior to joining Aviation Week, he was an FAA designated pilot examiner [CE-500], instrument flight instructor and jet charter pilot and former U.S. Naval Aviator who made three cruises to the western Pacific while flying the McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II.

Fred has won numerous aviation journalism awards, including NBAA’s David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Lifetime Achievement Award.

Articles

What Can Pilots Do About License Renewals During The Pandemic?

By Fred George Sep 29, 2020
Ask the Editors: Pilots are concerned about fulfilling requirements during the pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Equivalent Visual Ops: Virtual VFR In IMC, Chock To Chock

By Fred George Sep 16, 2020
In 2019, more than 4.5 million people traveled by air every day worldwide and many of them arrived late because of weather. The FAA says up to 70% of air traffic delays are caused by instrument meteorological conditions.
Business Aviation

Learjet 31A: Sporty Performance, Compact Interior, Short Range

By Fred George Sep 16, 2020
Learjet 31/31A, with all seats filled, is about as comfortable and practical as a Porsche 911 stuffed with adults. With few people aboard, it’s about as much fun to fly as the Zuffenhausen blitz-wagen is to drive on the autobahn.
Business Aviation

 

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