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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.

Pilots feel the love at Colorado’s Loveland Fly-In

Advocacy | 2014, 06 24

While pancakes were frying on the griddle early June 21, pilots were flying in to Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport in Loveland, Colo., for the Colorado Pilots Association’s annual Aviation Expo and Fly-In.

Airport upgrades needed in Washington

Advocacy | 2014, 06 19

Washington's State Department of Transportation is weighing an estimated $3.6 billion in airport upgrades needed in the coming 20 years.