Central Southwest

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

Latest Blog Posts

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

Upcoming Pinch Hitter in Houston

As I travel the region… I often hear that non-pilot flying companions (business associates or friends, for example)/spouses/significant others don’t often ride along in GA aircraft because they are not comfortable with flying or just are not very interested. Many who regularly … Continue reading Read More

July 21, 2014

International Fly-in in Garray (Soria), Spain

It is probably no surprise to many of you that my husband and I attended a fly-in while on vacation recently. In previous blogs, I have mentioned how we always try to link our vacation with a little bit of … Continue reading Read More

July 7, 2014

I had a dream!

A lot of people (I would even venture to say “most people”) have dreams… some reachable, some unreachable. I could tell you that my ultimate dream would be to fly to the moon but, unfortunately, that is not a realistic … Continue reading Read More

January 20, 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.

Central Southwest region news

Article

Spartan to collaborate on Sun Flyer project

The developer of the solar-electric aircraft Sun Flyer has announced a collaboration with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to develop a training system.

2014, 10 20

Advocacy

Louisiana range needs more airspace

Live fire training that sends mortars and artillery to 9,400 feet will require changes to restricted areas in Louisiana.

2014, 10 09

Advocacy

Changes sought for Missouri restricted-area complex

The Army has requested to raise ceilings in restricted area R-4501B to a uniform 4,300 feet msl.

2014, 10 09

Article

Aerospace medicine pioneer Stanley Mohler has died

Stanley R. Mohler, physician, pilot, educator, author, and former member of AOPA’s Medical Advisory Board, has died.

2014, 10 01

Article

Cessna announces extended range for Latitude

The Cessna Latitude business jet will range farther and takeoff shorter than originally announced, Textron Aviation officials announced Oct. 1. Flight test data reveals improved performance in several phases of flight.

2014, 10 01 | comments
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