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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.

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.

Airway change takes effect March 7 on V170

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule effective March 7 amending airway V170 near Devil’s Lake, N.D., to increase its separation from a block of restricted airspace.