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Pilots’ input sought on Wisconsin airway modification

Article | Mar 28, 2013

AOPA is evaluating the potential impact of an FAA proposal to modify V-345 in the vicinity of Ashland, Wis., and encourages members to provide input on how the plan would affect their flight operations. Formal comments may be submitted to the FAA by May 10.

Stability

Article | Mar 25, 2013

The Weather Never Sleeps Stability How bubbles of air can upset the atmosphere BY JACK WILLIAMS (From Flight Training, November 1996.) Air stability is one of those theoretical-sounding subjects that pilots should learn for good, practical reasons. This knowledge helps you make sense of preflight weather forecasts and actual weather you encounter in flight.

Internationalbrief

Article | Mar 24, 2013

Brief: Modified rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) affecting private aircraft on international flights The modified rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) affecting private aircraft on international flights goes into effect on Dec. 18 and becomes mandatory on May 18, 2009.

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.

GA participation reflected in DC-area T-route proposal

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2013

The FAA has proposed establishing two area navigation routes in the Washington, D.C., area under the agency's Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex program.

FAA revises plan to shorten Oregon airway

Advocacy | Feb 07, 2013

The FAA has reopened the public comment period on the proposed modification of Victor airway V595 in Oregon after revising its original proposal.

Meetings set on future use of Fort Campbell, airspace

Advocacy | Jan 30, 2013

The Army has scheduled two public meetings in February to identify issues for review in an environmental impact study of its future use of lands, ranges, and airspace at Fort Campbell, Ky.

AOPA supports proposed Oregon routes

Advocacy | Jan 24, 2013

The FAA has proposed creating two new T-routes (low-altitude RNAV routes) to replace Victor airway segments that will be eliminated with the planned decommissioning of the Portland, Ore., VOR/DME in 2013.

Comments needed for Dallas/Fort Worth airspace changes

Advocacy | Jan 24, 2013

Although there are few major changes to the proposed design of the Dallas/Fort Worth Class B airspace area, AOPA remains concerned with the proposed lowering of the Class B floor in several areas and the extension to the north and urges pilots to weigh in.