Northwest Mountain Region

Items per page   10 | 25 | 50 | 100
1 to 25 of 142 results

Aircraft taxes should go into aviation fund, AOPA says

Advocacy | 2015, 01 28

Only 10 percent of the aircraft excise taxes that Washington aircraft owners pay go to the Washington State Division of Aeronautics, while the other 90 percent go into the general fund. AOPA is advocating for legislation that would direct 100 percent of the tax to aviation use.

Cirrus chute deployment taped near Hawaii

Article | 2015, 01 27

A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

‘Seattle II’ to retrace 1924 epic flight

Article | 2015, 01 22

It has an engine from the Golden Age of Aviation, an open cockpit, and a long-range cruise speed of about 90 mph. For the Seattle II, a Douglas World Cruiser reproduction, a brief first flight in December started a new chapter in a Seattle couple’s quest to fly it around the world in 2016.

Sky Commuter prototype reappears, in an auction

Article | 2015, 01 14

A prototype of a 1990 flying car called the Sky Commuter has reappeared in an auction in Arizona.

Lightspeed adds stylish touch to annual promotion

Article | 2015, 01 09

Lightspeed Aviation has added a new twist to its popular promotion for a $500 getaway package. In addition to gift cards for avgas, a rental car, dining, and lodging, the company will give away its Markham leather flight bag.

AOPA announces five new fly-in locations for 2015

Article | 2015, 01 08

AOPA has announced plans for five new fly-ins in 2015 following the success of last year's inaugural events. Events will be held in California, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee.

Simulation from scratch

Article | 2014, 12 30

Flight instructor Xylon Saltzman wasn’t satisfied with what the general aviation simulation market had to offer, so he created his own.

Glider certificate leads to powered flight, scholarship

Article | 2014, 12 30

Chris Zaboji of Reston, Virginia, was a certificated sailplane pilot long before he earned a private pilot certificate in a single-engine airplane in November at age 17. But that wasn’t his only accomplishment of 2014: Zaboji also earned a $5,000 grant from the Soaring Society of America.

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.