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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.