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Pilots, business leaders gather in Wyoming

Article | 2015, 06 29

Some 150 members of the Aviation Network of the Young Presidents’ Organization met for the second year in a row at Wyoming’s scenic Alpine Airport for three days of seminars, networking, recreation, and, of course, flying.

CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

Article | 2015, 06 29

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

IFR Fix: The quick pick

IFR Fix | 2015, 06 29

It’s comforting that you can always pick up an IFR clearance if conditions deteriorate. It’s another thing to pull the trigger and manage any complications.

Oregon private airfield owners get protection with new law

Advocacy | 2015, 06 18

Oregon becomes the twenty-seventh state to protect airstrip owners from liability after an AOPA-backed bill was signed into law, opening doors to recreational opportunities and increased public access.

Colorado recognizes GA for fifth consecutive year

Advocacy | 2015, 06 16

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared June 2015 as Colorado General Aviation Appreciation Month.

Climbing higher

Article | 2015, 06 11

A quarter century after Micro AeroDynamics Inc. introduced its vortex generators for general aviation, the list of aircraft kits—and benefits—still grows.

Pilot Getaways: Solitude in the Selway

Article | 2015, 06 10

Few airstrips exude peacefulness like Fish Lake. Within this spruce-shrouded valley, the wildlife is abundant, the sounds are intensified, and visitors are rare.

Washington governor praises GA in proclamation

Advocacy | 2015, 06 02

General aviation is vital to the state of Washington’s economy and transportation system and contributes to the well-being of its citizens, proclaimed Gov. Jay Inslee.

Oregon advances private airfield protection

Article | 2015, 05 28

Oregon lawmakers have moved a bill out of committee that would protect private airfield owners from liability.

Land-use regs protect airports in Snohomish, Washington

Article | 2015, 05 28

Snohomish County in Washington has revised land-use regulations to improve airport compatibility and protections.