Airspace Redesign

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Mississippi restricted area expansion addressed many GA concerns

Advocacy | Mar 30, 2016

General aviation flights in the vicinity of a Mississippi restricted area that will expand May 26 will face fewer obstacles after AOPA raised GA’s concerns.

Southern California MOA requests raise concerns

Advocacy | Mar 24, 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps continues to push to make a sprawling expanse of temporary military operations areas in and around Southern California permanent.

San Diego airspace plan would discourage overflying Navy 'assets'

Advocacy | Mar 15, 2016

The FAA is proposing to modify portions of the complex of airspace around San Diego to discourage civilian pilots from overflying naval vessels.

Airspace change resolves concerns

Advocacy | Mar 09, 2016

The FAA has adopted an airspace rule that will give tree farmers around Salem, Oregon, better access to their acreage for agricultural flights.

Mitigations sought for Wisconsin SUA

Advocacy | Feb 11, 2016

AOPA has met with Wisconsin pilots and the military to gather information and propose changes to reduce the impact of military training.

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.

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.

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.

Powder River Complex activated

Advocacy | Sep 17, 2015

A 28,000-square-mile area of special-use airspace known as the Powder River Training Complex is now active.

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.

Oregon's McNary Field airspace changes cause confusion

Article | Aug 31, 2015

Pilots flying near Salem, Oregon, should be vigilant about McNary Field's recent Class D airspace expansion; a small notch has been cut out of the airspace for operations at nearby Independence State Airport.

Member input sought on SoCal Metroplex study

Advocacy | Aug 04, 2015

AOPA is encouraging pilots who fly in southern California's congested airspace to review the Southern California Metroplex Project Draft Environmental Assessment and submit comments.

Oregon airspace initiative could impact GA

Advocacy | Jul 28, 2015

AOPA is urging members to review an airspace initiative by the Oregon Air National Guard that could have a major impact on IFR operations.

FAA approves Powder River Training Complex

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2015

The Powder River Military Training Complex, a 28,000-square-mile block of airspace over South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana, will go into effect Sept. 17.

Alaska airspace complex comments sought

Advocacy | Mar 11, 2015

AOPA has expressed concerns over aspects of a proposed expansion of the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. Pilots are encouraged to comment by April 10.

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.