Central Southwest

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

Latest Blog Posts

Combining Flight Training with Tourism… a Trip to the Big Bend Area in Texas

Joey Colleran, AOPA’s Director of the Airport Support Network (ASN) program, and I recently embarked on a training flight to the Big Bend area in “Far West Texas.” Joey is a private pilot who was looking to get current and … Continue reading Read More

January 12, 2015

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

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


Wichita B-29 overcoming obstacles

The B-29 named Doc after the cartoon miner in the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has faced literally a whirlwind of problems in its bid to fly again after 60 years.

2015, 04 17 | comments


Fuel leaks prompt FAA fine

The FAA has proposed a $430,000 fine against Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft after fuel leaks were found in 43 Barons delivered between January 2012 and November 2013.

2015, 04 13


Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.

2015, 04 08 | comments


Bad bills beaten back in New Mexico

New Mexico will not increase taxes on aviation fuels and divert the fresh funds to other parts of the state budget, thanks in part to AOPA's protests of proposed legislation.

2015, 04 08


States value aviation

States across the country are again declaring the value of aviation, including jobs and other economic benefits that aviation creates or makes possible.

2015, 04 07


Rollout ceremony held for B-29 'Doc'

The restorers of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress that almost met its end as a target at a desert weapons-testing range celebrated a milestone March 23.

2015, 03 23 | comments


Just melt it

Researchers at Iowa State University have landed an FAA grant to research methods, including heated runways, for keeping runways clear in winter.

2015, 03 18 | comments
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