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Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

Advocacy | Sep 10, 2014

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Hangar policy comment deadline extended

Article | Sep 03, 2014

The FAA has granted a 30-day extension on the comment period for its hangar use policy and AOPA is encouraging members to submit their thoughts.

AOPA members urged to weigh in on Ohio airports study

Advocacy | Sep 03, 2014

As the final version of the Ohio Office of Aviation's Airports Focus Study is being prepared, AOPA members are being asked to offer feedback on a report that will help set future funding priorities for general aviation facilities in the state.

Snohomish County begins airport land-use compatibility study

Advocacy | Sep 02, 2014

Washington state’s Snohomish County has launched a land-use compatibility initiative that targets six general aviation airports.

New Colorado study designed to help GA airports

Advocacy | Sep 02, 2014

General aviation airports in Colorado will get sustainability help from a new study underway.

AOPA opposes Virginia development

Advocacy | Aug 27, 2014

A proposal to build hundreds of homes next to Stafford Regional Airport in Virginia is ill-advised, AOPA has told local officials.

Santa Monica advocates rally support for ballot initiative

Advocacy | Aug 26, 2014

Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.

Montana’s GA community throws a party

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2014

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13.