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Appeals court opinion seen lifting threat to backcountry airstrips

Article | 2013, 08 06

A federal appeals court ruling largely upheld the status of several backcountry airstrips in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in north-central Montana.

Glasair highlights diesel project, teen builders

Article | 2013, 08 01

Kitplane company Glasair Aviation said at EAA AirVenture that it is moving forward with DeltaHawk Diesel Engines on a diesel engine installation for the Sportsman.

Build a Plane teens reunite with the Glasairs they built

Article | 2013, 07 30

Seven of the eight teenagers who built two taildraggers over a span of two weeks in June were reunited with “their” airplanes at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

Website promotes Colorado backcountry aviation

Article | 2013, 07 30

Pilots visiting a new website will find photography, webcam views, and ideas to help them select destinations for a Colorado backcountry outing.

GA spared fuel tax increase in Oregon

Article | 2013, 07 18

A contentious and lengthy 2013 legislative session in Oregon adjourned July 8 with no adverse implications for general aviation.

General aviation’s ‘critical role’ recognized in Colorado

Article | 2013, 07 12

A gubernatorial proclamation declared July 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Colorado.

Cell phone call solves lost-com emergency

Article | 2013, 07 11

When the electrical system of his Beech Bonanza quit after takeoff, Raymond Cody's iPad and cell phone came in handy.

First Build A Plane Glasair completes taxi test

Article | 2013, 06 28

The first of two Experimental aircraft built by high school students over the past two weeks in Arlington, Wash., had a successful taxi test on June 27.

BLM: Backcountry aviation deserves protection

Article | 2013, 06 27

The “recreational experiences” of pilots who fly into Colorado’s spectacular backcountry have earned official recognition in a draft resource management plan for public lands in the state.

A grief-stricken father’s mission

Article | 2013, 06 25

A Wyoming father whose daughter died in the Utah mountains after surviving a crash wants every pilot to prepare for the worst.