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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

Advocacy

Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

A Colorado county airport will bear the name of a history-making pilot after local officials voted to honor her pioneering aviation career.

2014, 12 18

Advocacy

Tax exemptions draw aviation business to Colorado Springs

A Colorado city that once touched off an “exodus” of general aviation aircraft from its airport by taxing aircraft, parts, and related equipment has reversed course.

2014, 12 02 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Why 'No SID'?

Your CFII usually follows up route-planning drilling with a review of appropriate regulations, and today’s selection is 14 CFR 91.185, "IFR Operations: Two-way radio communications failure."

2014, 11 21

Advocacy

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Two general aviation airports located two miles apart in a remote section of northeast Oregon are coming alive, thanks to pilots and area residents.

2014, 11 20

Advocacy

AOPA: Nez Perce-Clearwater plan should protect airstrips

Revisions to the U.S. Forest Service’s plan for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in Idaho should allow safety-related improvements to existing airstrips and open the door to creation of new airstrips, AOPA said in comments on the revisions Nov. 12.

2014, 11 20
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