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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.

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.