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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.

Zoning threatens Washington airport

Advocacy | 2015, 03 20

AOPA is working with local residents in Eatonville, Washington, to prevent changes to a development plan that would adversely affect Swanson Airport.

IFR Fix: Snowflake approaches

IFR Fix | 2015, 03 16

An aircraft is flying at 10,000 feet msl. Outside air temperature is 5 degrees Celsius. Is the aircraft higher or lower than its altimeter indicates?