Central Southwest

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Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

Latest Blog Posts

Cold Temperature Restricted Airports in Central SW Region

In temperatures below standard, an aircraft’s true altitude is below that is indicated. This is especially critical at high altitude airports where the error is exaggerated and a pilot flying the published altitudes on an instrument approach may be several … Continue reading Read More

December 15, 2014

Aviation Resources for Parents and Students

As I travel around and meet people interested in learning to fly, I always struggle to send them to one web page where they can get all the information they ask for to get started, tailored to their state/city, and without having to dig through several … Continue reading Read More

November 24, 2014

Our General Aviation Experience in Central Switzerland and Northern Italy

My husband Jared and I recently came back from a trip to Switzerland (CH for easier reference) and Northern Italy and, of course, we carved out some time to learn a bit about their general aviation (GA) system and activity … Continue reading Read More

October 29, 2014

Showcasing “Kansas Aviation is for Everybody”… the 2014 Fly Kansas Air Tour

700, 10, 10, 9. 3, 60, 40, 600 are all great numbers. Can you imagine… flying about 700 NM in around 10 hours of flight time to 10 airports, in 9 cities, in 3 days, with about 60 other pilots … Continue reading Read More

October 22, 2014

Successful Pinch Hitter in Houston

As you might remember… fellow aviator and friend Linda Street-Ely and I planned and organized a Pinch Hitter course (non-pilot flying companions learn the fundamentals of flying, how to talk with ATC controllers, basic emergency procedures, etc) for the Houston … Continue reading Read More

August 19, 2014

Yasmina Platt, Regional Manager

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E-mail: yasmina.platt@aopa.org
All airport related issues should be sent to ASN@aopa.org.

Regional Resources

Central Southwest’s Precollege Aviation Education Programs

Download a listing of aviation education programs available to Middle and High School students.

Friendly Airports in the Central Southwest Region

Looking for an airport to grab a $100 hamburger? Want to visit an aviation museum? How about camping by your airplane? Just simply want to visit an airport to watch airplanes take off and land? Here is a list of airports where you can do that at.

Social Media in the Central Southwest Region

List of airports, museums, organizations, etc in the region with social media accounts.

Aviation Resources for Parents and Students

Resources for younger student pilots and their parents (mainly middle and high school students, although some information applies regardless of age).

Central Southwest region news


Control tower to open at Hammond Northshore airport

AOPA is notifying pilots that a new control tower will begin operations at Louisiana's Hammond Northshore Regional Airport.

2014, 12 10


Cub's coronation

So probable is it that anyone you meet knows something about the little yellow airplane pilots call the J-3 Cub that the phenomenon helped persuade Pennsylvania’s legislature to bestow official recognition on the aircraft this year.

2014, 12 09 | comments


Showalter Flying Service sold to national FBO chain

Showalter Flying Service, the family-run fixed base operation at Florida’s Orlando Executive Airport, has been sold to Texas-based Atlantic Aviation, the nation’s largest FBO chain.

2014, 12 03 | comments


Turtle airlift

Pilots and aircraft owners have volunteered to transport hundreds of sea turtles rescued in Massachusetts to facilities equipped to care for them.

2014, 11 25


Kansas, Iowa measure demand for lake access

Kansas and Iowa officials are reaching out to pilots to measure interest in gaining seaplane access to lakes under Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction.

2014, 11 20


Final approval sought for Oklahoma tower-marking rules

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has adopted emergency rules to require the marking of meteorological evaluation towers.

2014, 11 18


Texarkana Flying Club helps make GA affordable

The Texarkana Flying Club focuses on showing the public that general aviation flying is affordable.

2014, 11 04
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