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AOPA files new Part 16 complaint against Santa Monica

Advocacy | Feb 08, 2016

Santa Monica, California, has diverted airport funds, charged excessive and unreasonable landing fees, and denied leases on airport property, according to a new Part 16 complaint filed by AOPA and others.

Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

AOPA responds to appeal of FAA determination on Santa Monica

Advocacy | Feb 01, 2016

AOPA and nine others are asking the FAA to deny Santa Monica's appeal of the agency's determination that Santa Monica Municipal Airport in California must remain open at least until 2023.

Florida's Lake City airport to transition to Class D airspace

Advocacy | Jan 13, 2016

Lake City Gateway Airport in northern Florida will be getting Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace to go with the tower that has been operating there for years.

GA Caucus urges FAA to protect airports

Advocacy | Jan 08, 2016

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are urging the FAA to protect federally obligated airports.

Ohio seaplane pilots want equal access

Advocacy | Jan 07, 2016

Ohio seaplane pilots who are facing a battle for permission to land on waterways brought their concerns to lawmakers to continue a dialogue they hope will benefit pilots, the state, and the aviation community.

TMOA disruption reduced

Advocacy | Jan 06, 2016

The military has agreed carve out space for an airshow and take other steps to reduce disruption caused by a temporary military operations area in Michigan.

Wyoming's Hot Springs County Airport opens

Advocacy | Nov 17, 2015

Aviation safety was enhanced and night operations began when the new Hot Springs County Airport near Thermopolis, Wyoming, opened to the public Nov. 7.

Fee lifted at Block Island airport

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

The Rhode Island Airport Corp. has suspended a $20 daily “facility fee” at Block Island State Airport following complaints from pilots and AOPA.

Houston spaceport plan detailed

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

The Houston Airport System has secured FAA approval and will be working with NASA to build a spaceport at Ellington Airport. AOPA is watching closely.

FAA updates list of cold temperature restricted airports

Advocacy | Nov 04, 2015

The FAA has updated the list of airports where temperatures can fall so far in cold weather that altimeter error may require approach altitude adjustments.

FAA copes with storm disruptions in Austin, Texas, area

Advocacy | Nov 02, 2015

Normal control tower operations resumed at Texas’s Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, on Nov. 4 after several days' disruption, but a traffic management program and other service limitations remained effective as central Texas recovered from severe thunderstorms and flooding that struck the area at the end of October.

Agreement allows continued Christmas tree harvesting

Article | Oct 29, 2015

Recent airspace changes at Salem, Oregon, to improve safety for IFR operations at McNary Field will not stunt the state's vibrant Christmas tree farming activities when the airfield experiences instrument conditions.

Wyoming welcomes new Hot Springs County Airport

Advocacy | Oct 26, 2015

Aviation safety will be enhanced and night operations will begin when the new Hot Springs County Airport near Thermopolis, Wyoming, opens to the public on Nov. 7.

Solution found to security stalemate in Grand Junction

Advocacy | Oct 22, 2015

A new pilot program has ended a long-standing dispute over security measures at Colorado’s Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Idaho's Big Creek Lodge taking shape

Article | Oct 21, 2015

Seven years after a fire leveled Idaho’s historic Big Creek Lodge, the structure is rising from ashes with the help of pilots, donations, and the U.S. Forest Service.

New Hampshire denies 'no-aviation zone' on river

Advocacy | Oct 15, 2015

The New Hampshire Department of Safety has denied a petition to establish a “no-aviation zone” on a portion of the Bellamy River.

Oregon's Aurora State unveils new tower, Class D airspace

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Pilots flying near Oregon’s Aurora State Airport should be vigilant about aviating, communicating, and navigating in the new Class D airspace after the debut of their air traffic control tower Oct. 15.

Kentucky honors longtime advocate Bob Minter

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Former AOPA Southeastern Regional Manager Bob Minter was honored Sept. 10 with the Kentucky Aviation Association’s highest award for his five decades of airport awareness and advocacy in the region.

Oregon pilots celebrate good news on Salem Class D airspace

Advocacy | Sep 22, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport are celebrating after protests caused the FAA to think twice about doubling the Class D airspace for neighboring McNary Field Airport.

'From barnstormers to jets'

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

A Texas airport named for a pioneering aviation family is marking a century of continuous operation in 2015.

AOPA helps Oregon pilots seek Class D relief

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport should soon get some airspace relief after AOPA communicated numerous concerns to the FAA's Western Service Center to mitigate the Class D airspace expansion at neighboring McNary Field Airport.

Santa Monica puts airport ahead of homelessness

Advocacy | Sep 02, 2015

Santa Monica has made taking control of airport property one of its top three priorities, ahead of homelessness and education.