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

More Changes Ahead In FlightSafety’s C-Suite?

By Fred George Feb 21, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway’s top management shake-up at FlightSafety International (FSI) appears to go far beyond replacing David Davenport with Textron Aviation executive Brad Thress as head of the subsidiary.
Business Aviation

Passenger Preparedness: Their Survival May Depend On It

By Fred George Jan 21, 2020
Many, if not most, business aircraft travelers ardently resist undergoing basic cabin safety training, so must fend for themselves in the event of mishaps.
Business Aviation

Cessna Citation M2: Peppiest Performance Of CitationJet Derivatives

By Fred George Jan 21, 2020
For its price, the M2 provides good value today. However, more resale aircraft may become available in 2020 and that will further depress prices.
Business Aviation

 

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