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Pilot Getaways: Mineral Canyon, Utah

Article | 2015, 03 09

The most profound reason to visit Mineral Canyon is simply to experience the natural wonder of the picturesque, river-worn canyons. The canyons are a spectacle to behold from the air.

Aviation in spotlight at Montana conference

Advocacy | 2015, 03 04

More than 500 members of the Montana aviation community turned out to “fly the Big Sky” by attending the thirty-first annual Montana Aviation Conference.

AOPA connects with members at Northwest Aviation Conference

Article | 2015, 02 23

AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.

Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Article | 2015, 02 18

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Montana funds airport improvements

Advocacy | 2015, 02 12

Montana awarded more than $700,000 in grants and loans to airports across the state Jan. 22, reinvesting general aviation fuel taxes into the aviation system.

Event spotlights Washington State's aviation funding gap

Advocacy | 2015, 02 12

The state of Washington will require about $12 million a year to fund improvements for its 134 public-use airports over the next 20 years.

Forest Service planning rule recognizes aviation access

Advocacy | 2015, 02 11

New U.S. Forest Service directives that interpret a 2012 Planning Rule designate aviation as a “legitimate mode of access” to the backcountry.

Colorado's Thibodeau honored for aviation leadership

Advocacy | 2015, 02 05

AOPA honored member Joe Thibodeau with an AOPA Presidential Recognition Jan. 27 for his commitment to general aviation in Colorado.

Cirrus accident highlights rotor wash risk

Article | 2015, 02 04

A rare but potentially deadly convergence of a landing Cirrus and the wake of a departing helicopter in Colorado was caught on video.

New group seeks to protect, promote GA in Washington

Advocacy | 2015, 01 28

Pilots in Washington State have another voice advocating for them on airport, economic, legislative, and public perception issues: the Washington State Aviation Alliance.