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

Pandemic Nose Dive: How Long To Recovery?

By Fred George May 20, 2020
The first half of 2020 was an economic catastrophe for the business aviation sector, for air transport in general and for most of the world as well.
Business Aviation

Embraer Legacy 650: Best Value In Transatlantic Class

By Fred George May 20, 2020
Think of the Legacy 650 and 650E, respectively built from 2011 to 2016 and 2016 to 2019, as mini BBJs. They’re tough, capable jetliners converted…
Business Aviation

Pilot Report: Bombardier Global 7500

By Fred George May 15, 2020
Walk around the Global 7500 and each time the sheer size and girth of this capacious Canadian cruiser always impresses. This flying Feadship is all…
Aircraft & Propulsion

 

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