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Technology needed to navigate a changing Arctic

Advocacy | 2014, 12 10

General aviation provides vital service to the isolated communities of the Arctic within Alaska, despite a critical lack of supporting infrastructure.

Pilots urged to complete Lake Hood Seaplane Base survey

Advocacy | 2014, 11 17

AOPA is urging pilots who use the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to participate in a master planning survey.

Restoration of weather observer urged for Gulkana, Alaska

Advocacy | 2014, 11 12

AOPA is urging the FAA to restore canceled weather augmentation services at Alaska’s Gulkana Airport.

NASA develops Alaska app

Article | 2014, 10 09

NASA has presented to Alaskan officials the basic ingredients for a satellite-based weather and traffic service for pilots operating in remote areas.

Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

Advocacy | 2014, 09 10

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Key issues moving forward, Baker tells Alaska pilots

Advocacy | 2014, 05 07

Critical issues for general aviation pilots in 2014 are moving forward on several fronts, said AOPA President Mark Baker in a visit to Alaska.

Valdez fly-in celebrates Alaska GA

Article | 2014, 05 07

The fun of an Alaska fly-in awaits those who turn out for the Valdez Fly In and Air Show, scheduled May 9 to 11.

Baker to speak at Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Advocacy | 2014, 04 29

Exhibits, seminars, and a keynote address from AOPA President Mark Baker are some highlights at the upcoming Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

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.