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Potomac Tracon to open to pilots for tour

Advocacy | Apr 01, 2009

Pilots will have a chance April 18 to learn more about air traffic control on-site at one of the nation¿s most secure ATC facilities--the Potomac Consolidated Tracon.

AOPA Action

Article | Feb 01, 2009

Invest in aviation infrastructure, groups tell Congress If Congress were to include the aviation sector in its economic stimulus packages, more than 40,000 high-paying jobs would be created, aviation safety would be improved, and there would be positive effects for the environment, according to a coalition of aviation organizations. The group of 12, including AOPA, told Senate and House leaders that the industry’s proposals would “not only achieve short-term economic stimulus goals, but would also lead to long-term efficiencies and economic growth.” The proposals also would improve environmental stewardship.

California Flying

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2005

The air in the Los Angeles Basin gets dirty — during the summer months a high-pressure area stabilizes due west of central California and blocks low-pressure weather systems from sweeping away the airborne muck generated by the 10 million inhabitants of Los Angeles County. The positioning of the high creates a semipermanent marine inversion layer that's caused by sinking, warm, high-pressure air aloft interacting with the much cooler marine-layer air near the surface.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2002

Phil Boyer has served as president of AOPA since 1991. Let me position in time the state of mind of your AOPA president as I write my monthly column.

AOPA letter to John Magaw

News release | Apr 26, 2002

The Honorable John Magaw Under Secretary Transportation Security Administration 400 Seventh Street, SW Room 10126, Nasif Building Washington, DC 20590-0001 RE: Enhanced Security Procedures for Operations at Certain Airports in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Ares (SFAR 94) Dear Mr. Magaw: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), representing the interests of over 380,000 general aviation pilots nationwide, requests that your office take action to restore access to College Park Airport (CGS), Potomac Airfield (VKX), and Washington Executive/Hyde Field (W32), Maryland, for transient general aviation aircraft.

Enhanced Security Procedures for Operations at Certain Airports in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area

Article | Feb 12, 2002

[4910-13] [4910-13] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No. FAA-2002-11580; SFAR 94] RIN 2120-AH62 Enhanced Security Procedures for Operations at Certain Airports in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

Air Force training contract angers bidders The Air Force and most of the bidders on the Air Force initial flight-training contract have had heated arguments in recent weeks over limited funding for the proposed contract. The requirement by the Air Force that a 50-hour private pilot certificate be offered to 530 students at a cost of $6,000 each left most bidders shaking their heads.

AOPA Expo 2000

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2000

AOPA Expo has something for everyone Come one, come all, to the best three days in aviation. See the latest in avionics, airplanes, and astonishing newfangled devices designed to make your flying safer and more fun.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2000

House and Senate Reach Breakthrough on Trust Fund, FAA Rreauthorization On March 8, the U.S. Senate passed long-delayed reauthorization legislation covering the aviation trust fund and FAA funding.