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Oct. 1 end date for 'Flight Watch' frequency 122.0

Advocacy | 2015, 08 18

AOPA is reminding members that the FAA will discontinue the universal Flight Watch frequency 122.0 MHz for in-flight weather services on Oct 1.

Pilot wins water wings

Article | 2015, 05 22

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

Expanded Alaska complex could squeeze GA access, safety

Advocacy | 2015, 05 13

AOPA has submitted formal comments noting concerns about the proposed expansion of military operations areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

Aircraft loans now offered to AOPA members in Alaska, Hawaii

Article | 2015, 04 22

AOPA Aviation Finance Co. now offers members in Alaska and Hawaii competitive aircraft loans that were previously difficult to acquire.

Chris Graves

Article | 2015, 04 13

Chris Graves was looking forward to entering “a new world of things to learn,” from the mechanical nature of aircraft to the “etiquette” of flying.

Alaska airspace complex comments sought

Advocacy | 2015, 03 11

AOPA has expressed concerns over aspects of a proposed expansion of the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. Pilots are encouraged to comment by April 10.

Landing fees proposed for Alaska's Deadhorse Airport

Advocacy | 2015, 03 09

The state of Alaska, facing declining revenue from oil and related sources, may begin charging weight-based landing fees at Deadhorse Airport.

Alaska camera network complete

Advocacy | 2015, 03 05

Alaskan aviators now have 221 cameras scattered across the state that can be accessed online, offering a real-time picture of fast-changing conditions during daylight hours.

Aviation in spotlight at Montana conference

Advocacy | 2015, 03 04

More than 500 members of the Montana aviation community turned out to “fly the Big Sky” by attending the thirty-first annual Montana Aviation Conference.

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.