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Alaska seminar launches float season

Advocacy | 2014, 04 17

Alaska seaplane pilots will gather at Lake Hood April 26 for a day of free seminars, briefings, and conversation to kick off the season.

Fairbanks eyes GA expansion

Advocacy | 2014, 02 05

Airport officials in Fairbanks, Alaska, are poised to add new lots to the general aviation side of the field.

FAA names operators of unmanned aircraft test sites

Advocacy | 2013, 12 30

The FAA has selected six organizations to operate sites for testing unmanned aircraft systems.

Customs cutbacks hitting GA in Fairbanks, Alaska

Article | 2013, 11 05

AOPA has requested that U.S. Customs and Border Protection reverse new service cutbacks to smaller general aviation aircraft arriving in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Shutdown closes historic airfield

Article | 2013, 10 10

The National Park Service shut down the airstrip at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and two other strips on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Comments needed on proposed warning area

Article | 2013, 08 28

The FAA is considering a proposal from the Department of Energy to establish a warning area in Alaska.

Class D airspace takes effect Oct. 17 at Bryant Field

Article | 2013, 08 15

Class D airspace will go into effect Oct. 17 at Bryant Army Airfield in Anchorage, Alaska, in a layout modified in response to concerns expressed by AOPA and other users about the design's complexity and possible impact on high-volume air traffic northeast of the city.

Comment deadline reset on Alaska F-16 squadron relocation

Article | 2013, 08 07

The Air Force has made more time available for pilots to submit comments on the impact of a proposed relocation of the 18th Aggressor Squadron.

Solo over both poles

Article | 2013, 07 23

A solo polar pilot has completed a quest to add 90 degrees north to a logbook already marked with the South Pole.

AOPA concerned about proposed unmanned aircraft operations

Article | 2013, 07 17

AOPA is calling for further changes to a proposed expansion of restricted and military operations airspace in Alaska.