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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.

Injunction on new Hillsboro Airport runway denied

Advocacy | 2014, 08 06

Oregon’s Hillsboro Airport will get a new runway after a federal court denies an injunction against the project.

Outrageous outdoors

Article | 2014, 08 06

Aviation in the West started at places such as Spokane's Felts Field (SFF). The historic airfield was once known as Parkwater because it is situated along the south bank of the Spokane River.

Pilot Getaways: Priest Lake, Idaho

Article | 2014, 08 04

The murmur of a breeze in the evergreens sings a soft harmony to the deep blue of a brightening sky—it’s morning in the Idaho mountains. In Priest Lake, Idaho, the choices of fun and relaxation, from water-skiing to huckleberry picking, are nearly limitless. Explore the area during your visit to AOPA’s Spokane Fly-In.

IFR Fix: 11 degrees of separation

IFR Fix | 2014, 07 28

The arcing dashed arrow that ushers in the missed approach lends it a deceptively simple appearance, but there’s more here than greets the eye.

10 things to do in Spokane

Article | 2014, 07 28

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.

Training Tip: Monitoring mountain obscuration

Article | 2014, 07 28

Whether you will cross numerous ridgelines, or climb to altitudes close to your aircraft’s limits, mountain obscuration is a potential hazard for VFR operations.

IFR Fix: Where there's smoke

IFR Fix | 2014, 07 22

Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?

Washington state aviation resources fight wildfires

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.

A river runs through it

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.

Engine-out spin

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.

Chief Joseph Flyers offers affordable flight training, aircraft

Article | 2014, 07 07

Oregon’s Chief Joseph Flyers offers members access to affordable flight training and hourly flying.

Collaboration, teamwork, face time

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.

Colorado kicks off GA airport sustainability study

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.