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Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

Advocacy | 2014, 12 18

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

Tax exemptions draw aviation business to Colorado Springs

Advocacy | 2014, 12 02

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.

IFR Fix: Why 'No SID'?

IFR Fix | 2014, 11 21

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."

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Advocacy | 2014, 11 20

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

AOPA: Nez Perce-Clearwater plan should protect airstrips

Advocacy | 2014, 11 20

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.

Kitsap Aviation Squadron offers 'great people, great airport'

Article | 2014, 11 20

Bremerton National Airport in Bremerton, Washington, is home to the Kitsap Aviation Squadron.

Head of National Gay Pilots Association killed in accident

Article | 2014, 10 30

Steven Moore, executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, died Oct. 27 when his Mooney crashed after takeoff at Boulder Municipal Airport in Denver.

Spreading Wings event to honor Tucker

Article | 2014, 10 30

Premier aerobatic pilot and GA supporter Sean D. Tucker will be honored at the Spreading Wings Gala at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver Nov. 15.

Spartan to collaborate on Sun Flyer project

Article | 2014, 10 20

The developer of the solar-electric aircraft Sun Flyer has announced a collaboration with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to develop a training system.

Aviation appreciation month proclaimed in Oregon

Article | 2014, 10 16

Oregon’s leading role in a variety of aviation sectors received public acknowledgement Oct. 9 when Gov. John Kitzhaber presented an aviation appreciation proclamation at a statewide meeting of aviation organizations.

Welcome to our world

Article | 2014, 10 08

If more residents of 49 state capitals are thinking about general aviation and appreciating their own GA airports, credit pilots Field Morey and Conrad Teitell.

Perlan pilots win contest

Article | 2014, 09 29

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club taps youth for aviation efforts

Article | 2014, 09 29

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club is targeting the next generation of African-American pilots.

Confronting Ebola

Article | 2014, 09 16

Mission Aviation Fellowship's operations to combat the Ebola outbreak are built on past experience.

Presidents meet in Wyoming

Article | 2014, 09 11

The first fly-in meeting of the Young Presidents' Organization's Aviation Network drew more than 150 people to Alpine Airpark, an upscale fly-in community in the natural beauty of far western Wyoming.

Simulated attack

Article | 2014, 09 03

Attacking wildfires fires from the air requires a special kind of training, and a California company is teaching these techniques with detailed, simulated scenarios.

Snohomish County begins airport land-use compatibility study

Advocacy | 2014, 09 02

Washington state’s Snohomish County has launched a land-use compatibility initiative that targets six general aviation airports.

New Colorado study designed to help GA airports

Advocacy | 2014, 09 02

General aviation airports in Colorado will get sustainability help from a new study underway.

Idaho governor proclaims aviation week in state

Advocacy | 2014, 09 02

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter cited the economic and community importance of aviation in the state in his recent proclamation of "Aviation Week."

Total immersion

Article | 2014, 08 20

“A lot of firsts” is how Kayla Graham describes participating in an air rally designed to promote France’s general aviation sector.

AOPA's Spokane Fly-In generates social media buzz

Article | 2014, 08 18

Attendees at AOPA's Spokane Fly-In used social media to share the excitement and offer their impressions of the event.

Montana's GA community throws a party

Advocacy | 2014, 08 18

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13.

Successful in Spokane

Article | 2014, 08 17

“I want to spend every day here!” cried a small boy as the fourth 2014 AOPA Regional Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, came to a close at Felts Field Aug. 16.

Shameless Sausages, oh my!

Article | 2014, 08 13

There are lots of reasons to attend the AOPA Fly-In Aug. 16 at Spokane's Felts Field, and a clever little food truck called Shameless Sausages is just one of them.

Pilot Getaways: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Article | 2014, 08 13

Coeur d’Alene is a premier resort destination of the inland Northwest. Surrounded by pine-carpeted mountains, Coeur d’Alene Lake has been called one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic. Consider visiting on your way to the AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 16.