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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.

Idaho aviators gather for fifth annual expo

Advocacy | 2015, 05 27

General aviation pilots in Idaho gathered in Idaho Falls for the fifth annual Idaho Aviation Expo on May 15 and 16.

Garmin sets two open house events

Article | 2015, 05 20

Garmin will offer customers opportunities to learn about its navigational products with seminars and tours of manufacturing facilities in Olathe, Kansas, and Salem, Oregon.

Connecting pilots

Article | 2015, 05 14

A Facebook group created by a Seattle pilot to build aviation friendships has grown like gangbusters, expanding to include nearly 2,000 people.

'CloudStreet' program captures soaring for PBS

Article | 2015, 05 13

Set in intermountain west soaring country, “CloudStreet: Soaring the American West” tells the story of four glider pilots in New Mexico, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado.

Light the way

Article | 2015, 04 28

Once part of a national network that guided pilots of the 1930s through treacherous terrain, Montana’s airway beacons are both historic and functional.

‘An airport to watch’

Article | 2015, 04 23

The Rotary Aviation Zone, a wheelchair-accessible observation tower and picnic shelter with picnic tables, is taking shape near the control tower at Tacoma Narrows Airport.

New Cub kit features airframe upgrades

Article | 2015, 04 21

CubCrafters located in Yakima, Washington, has introduced the $75,000 Carbon Cub EX-2 with aileron and flap changes to make rolls crisper and speeds slower.

Event launches Colorado's spring flying season

Advocacy | 2015, 04 17

Colorado aviators came together to strengthen ties, enhance safety of flight, and enjoy each other’s company in an annual meet-and-greet event at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Oregon advances airfield protection

Article | 2015, 04 14

A bill that would clarify protections for landowners who allow aircraft operations advanced in Oregon, unopposed in the state House of Representatives.

Raisbeck, Embry-Riddle establish professorship, scholarship

Article | 2015, 04 14

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will offer a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for Raisbeck Aviation High School students and will soon have an endowed engineering professorship at its Prescott, Arizona, campus, Raisbeck Engineering announced April 6.

FAA approves Powder River Training Complex

Advocacy | 2015, 04 02

The Powder River Military Training Complex, a 28,000-square-mile block of airspace over South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana, will go into effect Sept. 17.

Utah proclamation recognizes aviation groups

Advocacy | 2015, 04 02

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has declared April 2015 Aviation Appreciation Month in the state.

Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

Advocacy | 2015, 04 01

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Training Tip: A short refresher

Article | 2015, 03 30

What’s your definition of a short field? Your answer might weigh factors including your skill level, aircraft performance, the airport environment, weather, and more.

Group flights to head for National Parks

Article | 2015, 03 26

The combination of companionship and the expertise of a professional guide is part of the appeal of Northern Adventures' “America the Beautiful” air tours.