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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.

FAA hears users, will reexamine Class D Airspace at Bryant Army Airfield

Advocacy | 2013, 06 13

The FAA has proposed a reduced Class D airspace area at Alaska’s Bryant Army Airfield after concerns from the public, saying additional information is needed.

Air Force delays hearing dates on proposed F-16 squadron relocation

Article | 2013, 06 13

AOPA has more time to respond to an Air Force proposal to relocate an Alaska F-16 squadron.

‘Critical’ failure would decommission Bettles, Alaska localizer

Article | 2013, 05 15

The FAA has completed a feasibility study of maintaining the Runway 1 localizer/DME at the Bettles, Alaska airport.

AOPA celebrates Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

Article | 2013, 05 09

AOPA was out in full force at the Alaska Airmen's Association's fifteenth annual Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering May 4 and 5.

Proposed F-16 squadron relocation raises safety concerns

Advocacy | 2013, 02 21

AOPA identified safety, environmental, and airspace-access issues that should be addressed in an environmental impact study of an Air Force proposal to move its 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.

Decommissioning proposed for Bettles LOC/DME

Advocacy | 2013, 02 19

The FAA has proposed to decommission the Bettles Runway 01 LOC/DME located in Bettles, Alaska. Members are encouraged to submit comments to the FAA on the impact of this proposal on their flight operations.