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Google Earth helps tackle Kansas airport obstructions

Advocacy | Jul 14, 2011

A new online tool that works with Google Earth is helping the Kansas Department of Transportation and airport advocates work to avoid the construction of structures that could prove dangerous to aviation.

Wind turbines proposed near Nevada airports

Advocacy | Jul 14, 2011

AOPA is asking members to comment on the possible impact of a proposed wind farm installation near two Carson City, Nev., airports.

Obstructions removed from Georgia airport's approach path

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2009

When a utility company erected two unlit poles under the approach path to Griffin Spalding Airport¿s Runway 32 in March, Dan Gryder did what an AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer (ASNV) should: He reported it to AOPA. The association immediately jumped into action to help resolve the issue.into action to help resolve the issue.

Part 77 obstruction rules might adversely affect GA airports, says AOPA

Article | Sep 22, 2006

Part 77 obstruction rules might adversely affect GA airports, says AOPA AOPA is recommending some additional changes to the FAA's update of airspace protection regulations (Part 77) to protect smaller general aviation airports. "AOPA generally supports the changes the FAA has proposed, but there are some things that might have a negative affect on GA airports," said Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services.