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Powder River environmental statement finalized

Advocacy | Dec 01, 2014

The U.S. Air Force has released its final environmental impact statement for an enormous military airspace complex, but the statement appears to largely overlook concerns raised by the general aviation community.

Nomans returned to NAS

Advocacy | Oct 22, 2014

A restricted area three miles from Martha’s Vineyard is being shut down, though it may still be activated through Nov. 14.

Louisiana range needs more airspace

Advocacy | Oct 09, 2014

Live fire training that sends mortars and artillery to 9,400 feet will require changes to restricted areas in Louisiana.

Comment deadline extended for proposed training complex

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

The FAA has extended the comment deadline for a study of the proposed expansion of the Air Force’s Powder River Training Complex.

Charlotte T-route changes will improve GA's airspace access

Advocacy | Mar 26, 2014

The FAA has issued a final rule modifying RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in Charlotte, N.C., effective May 29.

Comments needed on proposed Air Force training complex

Advocacy | Mar 04, 2014

AOPA is urging members to comment on a proposed establishment of an Air Force training complex.

Dallas-Fort Worth Class B airspace changing

Advocacy | Feb 26, 2014

A modified Dallas-Fort Worth Class B airspace area will go into effect March 6.

FAA sets Detroit airspace briefing for March 5

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2014

The FAA will hold an informal briefing March 5 on the modification of the Class B airspace associated with Michigan’s Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

New Atlanta T-routes a successful collaboration

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2014

The FAA has set an April 3 effective date for nine new RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in and around Atlanta's Class B airspace.

Watch for Detroit Class B changes in April

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2014

Changes to the Class B airspace in Detroit take effect April 3. Pilots should familiarize themselves with the airspace modifications in advance.

Dallas/Fort Worth Class B changes coming in March

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2014

A new configuration for the Class B airspace centered on the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas takes effect March 6.

FAA finalizes Minneapolis-St. Paul Class B

Article | Oct 29, 2013

Lower floors in three sectors of the Class B airspace around Minneapolis-St. Paul take effect in January.

FAA finalizes rule modifying Philadelphia Class B airspace

Article | May 14, 2013

Pilots transiting Philadelphia's Class B airspace will need to become familiar with airspace changes that go into effect on July 25.

Dallas airspace redesign a chance to improve GA access

Advocacy | Mar 12, 2013

The redesign of Class B airspace at Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, could be an opportunity for the FAA to offer general aviation more options for transiting and navigating the airspace, AOPA said.

Minneapolis Class B redesign plan still poses concerns

Advocacy | Feb 21, 2013

The FAA's proposed redesign of Class B airspace in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., continues to leave some unresolved concerns for general aviation.

Atlanta’s Class B airspace changes take effect March 7

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

A new configuration of the Class B airspace in Atlanta, Ga., that takes effect March 7 will mitigate many of the concerns expressed by general aviation pilots during the airspace redesign process, AOPA said.

Public meetings set on Florida airspace redesigns

Advocacy | Dec 13, 2012

The FAA has scheduled three informal fact-finding meetings for January 2013 on proposals to modify Class B airspace in Miami, Fla., and Class C airspace in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Las Vegas airspace plan remains short on solutions

Article | Nov 06, 2012

The FAA has published a notice of proposed rulemaking for the redesign of the Las Vegas Class B airspace that makes minor concessions to general aviation's concerns but fails to adopt a majority of GA's safety and efficiency recommendations, AOPA said.

FAA urged to simplify Philadelphia Class B airspace plan

Advocacy | Sep 27, 2012

The FAA has responded positively to some user concerns about the proposed redesign of Class B airspace centered on Philadelphia (Pa.) International Airport, but still must mitigate safety hazards and unnecessary complexity, AOPA said in a regulatory filing.

AOPA calls for changes in FAA strategic plan to address GA needs

Article | Aug 08, 2003

AOPA COMMENTS TO THE FAA STRATEGIC PLAN; FLIGHT PLAN FOR 2004-2008 AOPA organizes its comments under the major objectives of the strategic plan as follows: Greater Capacity There are two elements missing from the FAA's Greater Capacity goal: Security Strategy—The FAA should include a security strategy under Objective 3. Increase or improve airspace capacity in the eight major metropolitan areas and corridors that most affect total system delay.