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Mitigations sought for Wisconsin SUA

Advocacy | Feb 11, 2016

AOPA has met with Wisconsin pilots and the military to gather information and propose changes to reduce the impact of military training.

TFR a painful break for California aviation company

Advocacy | Feb 10, 2016

General aviation flying around Palm Springs, California, will come to an abrupt halt Feb. 12 for four days when a temporary flight restriction takes effect.

FAA lifts drone restriction

Article | Feb 10, 2016

Model aircraft (including camera-toting drones) can once again operate within the outer ring of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area.

Annual temporary MOA proposed for Wisconsin

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2016

The Air Force has proposed a recurring temporary military operations area (TMOA) over central Wisconsin for aerial exercises, and is accepting comments on its plans.

CAP helps Air Force crews prep for Super Bowl

Article | Jan 27, 2016

Civil Air Patrol Cessnas will simulate busting restricted airspace over California's Levi's Stadium to test U.S. Air Force crews that will be patrolling during Super Bowl 50.

Topics TFR, Airspace

FAA releases Super Bowl 50 flight advisory

Advocacy | Jan 26, 2016

The FAA has issued a flight advisory to notify pilots about temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect Feb. 7 for Super Bowl 50.

Topics TFR, Airspace

Proposed Delaware low-level training route raises concerns

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2016

AOPA is in talks with the Air Force about a proposed low-level training route for large transport aircraft near Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base.

Military airspace expansion could squeeze GA in Wisconsin

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2016

AOPA has expressed concern about the proposed enlargement of an expansive special-use airspace area in Wisconsin.

Florida's Lake City airport to transition to Class D airspace

Advocacy | Jan 13, 2016

Lake City Gateway Airport in northern Florida will be getting Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace to go with the tower that has been operating there for years.

Comments sought on proposed Ohio temporary MOA

Advocacy | Jan 11, 2016

AOPA is urging pilots to submit comments on an Air Force proposal to establish a temporary military operations area near Lima, Ohio.

Topics SUA, Airspace

Drones vs. FAA

Article | Jan 07, 2016

The FAA, model aircraft enthusiasts, and drone pilots are locked in a litigious fight that could affect regulation of manned and unmanned aircraft alike.

TMOA disruption reduced

Advocacy | Jan 06, 2016

The military has agreed carve out space for an airshow and take other steps to reduce disruption caused by a temporary military operations area in Michigan.

Super Bowl 50 flight advisory imminent

Advocacy | Jan 05, 2016

Pilots should be on the lookout for special flight operation procedures that the FAA will publish in advance of the NFL’s Super Bowl Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

FAA issues flight advisory for State of Union Address

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2015

The FAA has issued a flight advisory to notify pilots that restrictions will be in effect Jan. 12 during the State of the Union Address.

IFR Fix: Building time, squeezed for space

IFR Fix | Dec 14, 2015

If you are one to seek approach procedures that challenge your workload-management abilities, the ILS or LOC/DME RWY 35 approach to Colorado’s Greeley-Weld County Airport offers a test.

Weigh in on Houston Executive airspace

Article | Nov 18, 2015

AOPA members are encouraged to attend a Dec. 15 meeting on the proposed transition to Class D airspace around Houston Executive Airport.

DJI tightens drone flight limits

Article | Nov 18, 2015

A leading drone manufacturer has unveiled technology to help operators of unmanned aerial vehicles make “smart, educated decisions” about where and when to fly.

Topics Airspace

Fly like a fighter: Speak up

Fly like a fighter | Nov 09, 2015

Retired Air Force pilot Larry Brown counsels general aviation pilots not to make his mistake and to speak up as soon as they lose sight of traffic they are instructed to follow.

Pilot Getaways: Earn a floatplane rating vintage style

Article | Nov 09, 2015

If you’ve never flown a Piper J-3 Cub (or if it’s just been a while), you can try your hand at the stick while earning your seaplane rating at Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in quiet central Florida.

New FAA Web page debugs notam searches

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2015

The FAA’s new website for researching notices to airmen, designed to eventually replace the existing PilotWeb notam page, has received its finishing touches.

The drone pro

Article | Nov 04, 2015

A pilot who long ago built a general aviation business in New Jersey was also among the first unmanned aircraft operators approved for commercial work.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Buffing out the rust in pilots

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

The ‘standard’ minimums

AOPA to help guide drone registration policy

Advocacy | Oct 26, 2015

AOPA will help determine the specifics of a new registration policy for drones as part of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force.