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Light the way

Article | 2015, 04 28

Once part of a national network that guided pilots of the 1930s through treacherous terrain, Montana’s airway beacons are both historic and functional.

‘An airport to watch’

Article | 2015, 04 23

The Rotary Aviation Zone, a wheelchair-accessible observation tower and picnic shelter with picnic tables, is taking shape near the control tower at Tacoma Narrows Airport.

New Cub kit features airframe upgrades

Article | 2015, 04 21

CubCrafters located in Yakima, Washington, has introduced the $75,000 Carbon Cub EX-2 with aileron and flap changes to make rolls crisper and speeds slower.

Event launches Colorado's spring flying season

Advocacy | 2015, 04 17

Colorado aviators came together to strengthen ties, enhance safety of flight, and enjoy each other’s company in an annual meet-and-greet event at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Oregon advances airfield protection

Article | 2015, 04 14

A bill that would clarify protections for landowners who allow aircraft operations advanced in Oregon, unopposed in the state House of Representatives.

Raisbeck, Embry-Riddle establish professorship, scholarship

Article | 2015, 04 14

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will offer a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for Raisbeck Aviation High School students and will soon have an endowed engineering professorship at its Prescott, Arizona, campus, Raisbeck Engineering announced April 6.

FAA approves Powder River Training Complex

Advocacy | 2015, 04 02

The Powder River Military Training Complex, a 28,000-square-mile block of airspace over South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana, will go into effect Sept. 17.

Utah proclamation recognizes aviation groups

Advocacy | 2015, 04 02

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has declared April 2015 Aviation Appreciation Month in the state.

Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

Advocacy | 2015, 04 01

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Training Tip: A short refresher

Article | 2015, 03 30

What’s your definition of a short field? Your answer might weigh factors including your skill level, aircraft performance, the airport environment, weather, and more.