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IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Where there's smoke

Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?

Jul 22, 2014 | comments

Apps of the week

Plan flights with these five apps

Plan flights before taking off with these five apps.

Jul 21, 2014

Advocacy

FAA faces ‘programmatic challenges’ with NextGen

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton testified June 25.

Jul 01, 2014
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Airspace Classes

Advocacy

FAA faces ‘programmatic challenges’ with NextGen

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton testified June 25.

Jul 01, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Care in the corridor

Weighing planning options is a great exercise for student pilots entering cross-country training. Attending the AOPA Plymouth Fly-In with your instructor would be even better!

Jun 30, 2014

Article

An electric record

South Carolina pilot Gary Davis barely made it above the Greenville Downtown Airport Class D airspace, though he most likely set a world record doing it.

Jun 24, 2014
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SFRA

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New notam simplifies ops at Leesburg, Va., airport

Flying to or from Virginia’s Leesburg Executive Airport inside the will be less cumbersome starting in June.

May 15, 2014

Article

Longtime GA advocate Jim Oberstar dies

Longtime general aviation advocate and friend of AOPA former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar died May 3. His work on Capitol Hill to protect GA will leave a lasting impression.

May 03, 2014

News release

AOPA EXPRESSES SORROW AFTER JIM OBERSTAR'S DEATH

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker issued a statement May 3 after learning of former Rep. Jim Oberstar's death earlier in the day.

May 03, 2014
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SUA

Article

Four things to know about unmanned aircraft

Titans of aerospace and startups alike gathered in Grand Fork, N.D., June 25 and 26 to discuss the future of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System. Here’s what a general aviation pilot should know about the emerging industry.

Jun 30, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

FAA sets deadline for Cheyenne MOA comments

The FAA is accepting comments for the U.S. Air Force's Cheyenne Low and High military operations areas after a modification to the southwest corner of the proposed special-use airspace was made.

May 15, 2014

Advocacy

Key issues moving forward, Baker tells Alaska pilots

Critical issues for general aviation pilots in 2014 are moving forward on several fronts, said AOPA President Mark Baker in a visit to Alaska.

May 07, 2014
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TFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Where there's smoke

Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?

Jul 22, 2014 | comments

Apps of the week

Plan flights with these five apps

Plan flights before taking off with these five apps.

Jul 21, 2014

Advocacy

President's trip to SoCal sparks TFRs

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Palm Springs, Anaheim, and Laguna Beach areas of Southern California June 13 through 16.

Jun 11, 2014
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