Northwest Mountain Region
Article | 2014, 07 24
Spokane’s Felts Field has a little bit of everything for the aviation enthusiast. The historic airstrip features beautifully renovated terminal and hangar buildings, a 4,500-foot-long runway, 6,000-foot seaplane landing area, delightful diner serving breakfast and lunch, and is home to renovators and collectors of historic aircraft.
IFR Fix | 2014, 07 22
Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?
Article | 2014, 07 18
Wildfires were burning homes and triggering evacuations in eastern and central Washington state as officials responded with firefighting efforts staged from three state-run airports.
Article | 2014, 07 11
Spokane, Washington's Felts Field began in 1910, welcomed Charles Lindbergh in 1927, once served as the city’s municipal airport, and is now home to an active general aviation community that is anxious to welcome visitors to AOPA’s fourth 2014 fly-in on Aug. 16.
Article | 2014, 07 09
Veteran CFI Rich Stowell paid tribute to Harry Hawker with a power-off spin, creating a video that is part salute, part message to pilots.
Article | 2014, 07 07
Oregon’s Chief Joseph Flyers offers members access to affordable flight training and hourly flying.
Article | 2014, 07 03
AOPA Northwest Regional Manager David Ulane traveled to the capital of the state where he is based on July 1 to build on successful collaborations.
Advocacy | 2014, 07 02
The Colorado Division of Aeronautics is conducting a general aviation airport sustainability study in an effort to create a set of tools and guidance that will help airports across the state become self-sustaining.
Advocacy | 2014, 06 24
While pancakes were frying on the griddle early June 21, pilots were flying in to Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport in Loveland, Colo., for the Colorado Pilots Association’s annual Aviation Expo and Fly-In.
Advocacy | 2014, 06 19
Washington's State Department of Transportation is weighing an estimated $3.6 billion in airport upgrades needed in the coming 20 years.
Advocacy | 2014, 06 19
AOPA President Mark Baker will lead a large contingent of staff attending the Rocky Mountain Aviation Expo June 21.
Article | 2014, 06 18
A trilingual pilot from Colorado who recently became a flight instructor will soon travel to France to fly in the Tour Aérien Des Jeunes Pilotes.
Advocacy | 2014, 06 11
Colorado aviation associations are seeking support for an initiative that would let residents showcase their passion for aviation in a new way: a “Support Aviation” license plate.
Article | 2014, 06 10
Keaton Meltvedt-Snow, winner of the AOPA Foundation 2013 Richard Santori Memorial Scholarship, went from barely being able to hover a helicopter to training others how to fly them in less than a year.
Advocacy | 2014, 06 05
Wyoming’s airports make “a notable contribution” to the state’s economy, enhancing residents’ quality of life, according to an economic impact report.
Article | 2014, 06 05
General aviation enhances the lives of Washington state residents, said Gov. Jay Inslee in proclaiming June "General Aviation Appreciation Month."
Advocacy | 2014, 06 04
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has recognized the value of general aviation to his state by declaring June 2014 Colorado General Aviation Appreciation Month, the fourth consecutive year Hickenlooper has designated a month for GA.
Advocacy | 2014, 05 22
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed on May 17 legislation that will require marking of towers less than 200 feet tall.
Article | 2014, 05 20
Volunteer pilots from conservation nonprofit LightHawk have flown more than 100 missions that were “critical in energizing the push” to revitalize a western ecosystem.
Advocacy | 2014, 05 15
The FAA is accepting comments for the U.S. Air Force's Cheyenne Low and High military operations areas after a modification to the southwest corner of the proposed special-use airspace was made.
Advocacy | 2014, 05 13
The Washington Pilots Association donated $1,000 toward AOPA's efforts to pass the third class medical bill.
Article | 2014, 05 07
The fun of an Alaska fly-in awaits those who turn out for the Valdez Fly In and Air Show, scheduled May 9 to 11.
Article | 2014, 05 07
The Utah firm that purchased the SJ30 type certificate in 2011 has broken ground on the first phase of a planned factory.
Advocacy | 2014, 05 06
Washington state’s 134 public-use airports will need nearly $4 billion in funding, according to a new report.
Advocacy | 2014, 05 01
AOPA has filed formal comments seeking a number of mitigations to reduce the impact of the proposed Powder River Training Complex.