Special Use Airspace

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Training Tip: Special hours, special airspace

Article | Oct 27, 2014

Visibility is good, but the reported ceiling is 900 feet. Can a pilot depart or enter the airspace under VFR?

IFR Fix: Military exercise

IFR Fix | Oct 27, 2014

Few features are more striking on an aeronautical chart than a mass of special-use airspace near a planned destination or astride a proposed route.

Universal Avionics offers new flight deck

Article | Oct 21, 2014

Universal Avionics now offers the Insight Integrated Flight Deck with embedded synthetic vision.

Changes sought for Missouri restricted-area complex

Advocacy | Oct 09, 2014

The Army has requested to raise ceilings in restricted area R-4501B to a uniform 4,300 feet msl.

Pilots urged to note Washington, D.C., airspace amendment

Advocacy | Oct 01, 2014

AOPA is urging pilots who transit the Washington, D.C., area Class B airspace to note an amendment pertaining to restricted area R-4001C.

Training Tip: Come on home to AOPA's headquarters

Article | Sep 29, 2014

Are you planning to attend the AOPA Homecoming Fly-in on Oct. 4 at Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport? Here's what you'll need to know.

Montana’s GA community throws a party

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2014

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13.

Training Tip: Information 'upon request'

Article | Aug 11, 2014

It’s a pilot’s responsibility to obtain a complete preflight briefing, so don’t let an unasked question undermine your effort.

Four things to know about unmanned aircraft

Article | Jun 30, 2014

Titans of aerospace and startups alike gathered in Grand Fork, N.D., June 25 and 26 to discuss the future of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System. Here’s what a general aviation pilot should know about the emerging industry.

FAA sets deadline for Cheyenne MOA comments

Advocacy | May 15, 2014

The FAA is accepting comments for the U.S. Air Force's Cheyenne Low and High military operations areas after a modification to the southwest corner of the proposed special-use airspace was made.

AOPA seeks mitigations for Powder River Training Complex

Advocacy | May 01, 2014

AOPA has filed formal comments seeking a number of mitigations to reduce the impact of the proposed Powder River Training Complex.

Comment deadline extended for proposed training complex

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

The FAA has extended the comment deadline for a study of the proposed expansion of the Air Force’s Powder River Training Complex.

Advocacy takes center stage at Montana conference

Advocacy | Mar 06, 2014

AOPA staff members updated attendees of the Montana Aviation Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 on the association's involvement in issues that affect pilots.

Training Tip: Dates and updates

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Knowing that your charts are unexpired before you fly is only part of the job.

FAA releases roadmap for UAS integration

Advocacy | Nov 08, 2013

The FAA has released its Unmanned Aerial Systems Roadmap, setting the stage for integrating unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System.

AOPA concerned about proposed unmanned aircraft operations

Article | Jul 17, 2013

AOPA is calling for further changes to a proposed expansion of restricted and military operations airspace in Alaska.

Changes to restricted airspace preserve central Florida VFR corridors

Article | Jul 10, 2013

VFR corridors in Florida’s Pinecastle military airspace complex will be preserved following modification of restricted areas in August.

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.

Public meetings set in Oregon as Air Force considers SUA

Article | May 23, 2013

Potential changes to military airspace in several parts of Oregon could affect general aviation pilots, who are being encouraged to weigh in.

Army to align new restricted airspace with chart cycle

Article | May 23, 2013

The U.S. Army will delay using new restricted airspace in Virginia until the Washington sectional chart is published, which will include the new areas.

New, uncharted Va. restricted airspace poses safety risk

Article | Apr 18, 2013

A new restricted airspace area in Virginia will become effective before the next cycle of Washington sectionals are issued, putting pilots at risk of penetrating restricted areas, which could compromise safety. In June 2012, the FAA proposed to modify a restricted area situated between the Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area airspace and expand its times of use.

Topics Airspace, SUA

Fort Campbell study offers ‘solution without a problem’

Article | Mar 27, 2013

The Army should work with the FAA to produce the least restrictive measures possible during future training activities and other missions at Fort Campbell, Ky., AOPA said. Temporary military operations areas (TMOA) would suffice to serve many purposes the Army outlined during public meetings for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement under which the Army will evaluate Fort Campbell’s future use, AOPA said in formal comments submitted March 26.

Flight Amid Vertical Terrain

Article | Mar 25, 2013

AOPA's A Pilot's Guide to Mountain Flying Introduction Do you want to fly above snow-capped mountains, journey through narrow canyons and land at airports that have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world? If you haven't experienced this, you are in for a thrill. However, you will also be faced with greater challenges and different procedures.

Meetings set on future use of Fort Campbell, airspace

Advocacy | Jan 30, 2013

The Army has scheduled two public meetings in February to identify issues for review in an environmental impact study of its future use of lands, ranges, and airspace at Fort Campbell, Ky.