Airspace Redesign

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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.

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.