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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.

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.


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.

Pilots urged to seek Oregon airspace plan changes

Advocacy | Oct 21, 2015

A proposal to expand existing military operations areas and create new MOAs near busy civilian airways and airports in Oregon should be modified, AOPA said.

Conference focuses on drone integration

Article | Oct 15, 2015

A Las Vegas conference will focus on the issues surrounding safe integration of unmanned and manned aircraft; AOPA members can register at a discount.

WingX Pro on Fire

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Hilton Software announced Oct. 12 that the WingX Pro7 electronic flight bag will soon be released for Amazon’s Kindle Fire series of low-cost tablets.

Oregon's Aurora State unveils new tower, Class D airspace

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Pilots flying near Oregon’s Aurora State Airport should be vigilant about aviating, communicating, and navigating in the new Class D airspace after the debut of their air traffic control tower Oct. 15.

Training Tip: Overhauling 'see and avoid'

Article | Oct 13, 2015

With the proliferation of drones flying in all classes of airspace, general aviation pilots face a new collision-avoidance challenge as soon as they become airborne.

Drone action urged

Article | Oct 08, 2015

Members of a House panel heard testimony from pilots, the FAA, and other stakeholders Oct. 7 in a hearing focused on drone dangers and benefits.

Michigan weather towers threaten pilot safety

Advocacy | Oct 07, 2015

AOPA testified in support of Michigan legislation requiring the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers to preserve the safety of pilots.

Watch for wildfire TFRs

Article | Oct 01, 2015

With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.

New effort launches to cut TFR violations

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

AOPA is working with the military, government agencies, and flight planning service providers to help general aviation pilots avoid violating temporary flight restrictions.

Pilot Briefing: AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

The FAA has rescinded a sweeping notam regarding the reliability of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance.

Oregon pilots celebrate good news on Salem Class D airspace

Advocacy | Sep 22, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport are celebrating after protests caused the FAA to think twice about doubling the Class D airspace for neighboring McNary Field Airport.

Getting drones up there

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Many of the institutions that are emerging as leaders of drone integration research came together Sept. 15 at Mississippi State University.

California wildfires look 'like a war zone'

Article | Sep 17, 2015

Western wildfires ignited blazes in six states, triggering multiple firefighting TFRs as crews continue to battle a pair of massive California fires.

Hearings set on proposed Alaska F-35 base

Advocacy | Sep 17, 2015

AOPA is encouraging members who fly in Alaska to comment on a proposal to base F-35 fighter aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base.

Powder River Complex activated

Advocacy | Sep 17, 2015

A 28,000-square-mile area of special-use airspace known as the Powder River Training Complex is now active.

Preventing drone disaster

Article | Sep 16, 2015

Technology that will allow small drones to operate safely while beyond visual range is beginning to emerge.

Federal law would preempt Michigan drone rules

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

State legislatures should let the FAA address management challenges in the National Airspace System despite local concerns about drone flights, AOPA said.

AOPA helps Oregon pilots seek Class D relief

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport should soon get some airspace relief after AOPA communicated numerous concerns to the FAA's Western Service Center to mitigate the Class D airspace expansion at neighboring McNary Field Airport.

Move to ICAO flight plan delayed until 2016

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

The FAA has formally announced that it will delay plans to require all flights to use the ICAO flight plan form until Oct. 1, 2016.