Northwest Mountain

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Talking GA in the Beehive State

Since joining AOPA as our Northwest Mountain Regional manager three years ago, I’ve had many opportunities to visit all seven of the beautiful states I cover.  But by virtue of few aviation issues to address, Utah has not been as frequent a … Continue reading Read More

December 15, 2014

The Magic of First GA Flights

If you’ve been reading our AOPA eBrief messages here in early November, you’ve no doubt seen our informal poll asking pilots if they’ve ever given someone their first flight in a general aviation aircraft.  As did about 96% of other respondents, I too … Continue reading Read More

November 10, 2014

Runway Safety Action Teams- Coming Soon to An Airport Near You!

By now you’ve no doubt seen the video from Barcelona Spain, purporting to show a runway incursion that resulted in a Boeing 767 performing a low altitude go-around.  While the jury is apparently still out on whether that clip shows an … Continue reading Read More

July 15, 2014

GA Support Proclamations Go Local

As pilots and aircraft owners, all of us are acutely aware of the benefits of general aviation, not just to us, but to our local communities, our states and our nation. And as we all know, we do exceedingly well at talking … Continue reading Read More

June 18, 2014

Utah’s Airports- A Strong GA Focus

If you’ve enjoyed the opportunity to hear AOPA CEO Mark Baker speak, you know that he is incredibly passionate about making airports fun and accessible, noting that “all things aviation begin at an airport”.  Last week, I had the opportunity … Continue reading Read More

March 18, 2014

David Ulane, Regional Manager

regional manager
E-mail: david.ulane@aopa.org
All airport related issues should be sent to ASN@aopa.org.

Northwest Mountain region news

Article

High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

2015, 08 27

Article

Historic wildfires spawn rash of TFRs

AOPA urges pilots to update temporary flight restriction information frequently and avoid violating restricted airspace, for safety and to assure the uninterrupted operation of aerial firefighting.

2015, 08 26

Advocacy

Airport funding makes gains in Washington state

Aircraft excise taxes collected by the State of Washington will exclusively fund airport improvement projects under a transportation appropriations bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

2015, 08 18

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High Hopes program: ‘You can’

Convincing teens and wounded veterans that they can—not only fly but achieve their dreams—is the central purpose behind the High Hopes for Colorado nonprofit at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.

2015, 08 12 | comments

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'Home away from home'

The best days for flying are the best days for dining at Flight Deck Grill. Outdoor seating at the mobile café gives patrons a center-field view of skydivers, vintage taildraggers, and a range of amateur-built aircraft at Colorado’s Longmont Vance Brand Municipal Airport against the backdrop of the Flatirons.

2015, 08 06 | comments
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