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Automatic traffic

Article | Oct 28, 2013

An automated system being developed in West Virginia shows potential for traffic advisories at airports not served by towers.

Air Race Classic organizers prepare for 2014 race

Article | Oct 15, 2013

Air Race Classic organizers are getting the word out about the 2014 race.

Question of the week: PIC of aircraft towing a glider

Article | Oct 04, 2013

True or False: Before acting as pilot in command of an aircraft towing a glider, I must file a flight plan with flight service.

Dogfight: Tower or no tower

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Uh, oh. Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes on his boss—Editor in Chief Tom Haines—in this discussion on which is the better airstrip: one with an air traffic control tower or one without.

Airport's fate uncertain as auction nears

Article | Sep 26, 2013

A private airport in northeastern Maryland that has served the public since 1979 is headed for auction.

Jeppesen: An elegantly designed VFR app

Article | Sep 20, 2013

Jeppesen's Mobile FliteDeck VFR takes a refreshing and seemingly unique stance in the superheated app arms race.

Training Tip: Report the road

Article | Sep 16, 2013

Using pilotage to fly destinations in urban environments can present different challenges than selecting and locating checkpoints did on other cross-countries.

IFR Fix: BADDA BINGG

IFR Fix | Sep 13, 2013

Even if you never fly to this destination, the IAP makes good review material for a ground session of an IFR proficiency session.

DC routes reduce access, snub GA

Article | Sep 12, 2013

A final rule adopted by the FAA curbs GA access to the Washington, D.C., area, AOPA said.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

The temperature of 100LL avgas in a truck sitting in the sun on a hot day is 77 degrees F. A pilot instead uses fuel pumped from an underground tank where the fuel temperature is 32 degrees F. How does this affect the range of the aircraft?

Class D airspace takes effect Oct. 17 at Bryant Field

Article | Aug 15, 2013

Class D airspace will go into effect Oct. 17 at Bryant Army Airfield in Anchorage, Alaska, in a layout modified in response to concerns expressed by AOPA and other users about the design's complexity and possible impact on high-volume air traffic northeast of the city.

Avionics: ADS-B strategies emerge

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Not long after the FAA took a giant step toward Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) implementation in late May 2010, when it issued a final rule requiring many aircraft to equip with ADS-B Out capability by 2020, we said the smart move was to do nothing right away (“Next Step Toward NextGen,” August 2010 AOPA Pilot).

New Las Vegas Class B design effective Aug. 22

Article | Jul 24, 2013

Pilots flying in the vicinity of Las Vegas should be aware of changes to the Class B airspace that take effect Aug. 22. The ceiling will be raised to 10,000 feet, with no VFR transition routes immediately available. AOPA opposed the changes’ complications to VFR navigation in the area.

Pilots urged to steer clear of America’s Cup races

Article | Jul 19, 2013

From TFRs to airspace and notams, pilots should keep up with changing operational requirements during the America’s Cup boat races in California’s San Francisco Bay.

Jury faults tower controllers in banner tow crash

Article | Jul 17, 2013

A Florida jury has assigned most of the blame for a 2007 crash to the contract air traffic control tower operator.

New pilot credits AOPA, gastric bypass for passing checkride

Article | Jul 17, 2013

Michael Prevost’s decision to get gastric bypass surgery eventually led to him passing his private pilot checkride.

IFR Fix: 'I have your request'

Article | Jul 16, 2013

You want to tell ATC that the clearance you accepted has placed you in turbulence bordering on severe, and you want out.

Pilot Counsel: VFR weather minimums, Part II

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Last month we reviewed what I call the "standard" VFR weather minimums. This month we get to the more complicated but happily lower, less stringent, minimums that are available in some airspace for some particular operations.

Summit Goes Southwestern

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Four years ago, AOPA's annual convention broke several longstanding traditions, changing its name to AOPA Aviation Summit and tweaking its format to encourage engagement and interaction among those attending. Now, AOPA Summit is breaking with another tradition--that of alternating between East Coast and West Coast locations. AOPA Aviation Summit 2013 will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, October 10 through 12.

Washington, DC, T-route plan sets back NextGen goals

Article | Jun 18, 2013

NextGen was intended to improve access and efficiency in the nation’s busiest airspace. But two new RNAV terminal routes proposed west of Washington, D.C.’s, Class B airspace do just the opposite.

FAA hears users, will reexamine Class D Airspace at Bryant Army Airfield

Advocacy | Jun 13, 2013

The FAA has proposed a reduced Class D airspace area at Alaska’s Bryant Army Airfield after concerns from the public, saying additional information is needed.