Special Flight Rules Areas

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TFR planned in DC for nuclear security meeting

Advocacy | Mar 22, 2016

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in the Washington, D.C., area on March 31 and April 1.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FAA issues flight restriction notices for Papal visit

Advocacy | Sep 09, 2015

AOPA is urging pilots to familiarize themselves with temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect during Pope Francis' U.S. visit.

AOPA wins delay in flight plan change

Advocacy | Aug 10, 2015

The FAA has agreed to an AOPA-requested delay in implementing changes to flight plan requirements.

Pilot Getaways: Seaside tradition

Article | May 26, 2015

Enjoy the beach, bay, and treasured wetlands of Ocean City, Maryland, on your way to our from the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, on June 6.

Club Spotlight

Article | May 17, 2015

Despite its name, the FAA Flying Club is not what you think. Originally formed by FAA employees more than 50 years ago, it has no formal ties to the agency anymore. The club operates a Piper Warrior and is open to anyone—FAA staff, other government employees, or the general public. FAA Flying Club President Mike Hilton talks about getting his club back on a solid financial footing and demystifies flying in the DC SFRA.

Homecoming Fly-In, Frederick, Maryland

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

Come to your airport—the national headquarters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association—for the association’s annual Homecoming Fly-In June 6.