Special Use Airspace

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FAA urged to align airspace actions with VFR chart updates

Advocacy | Dec 05, 2012

The FAA could reduce the risk of midair collisions by overhauling its practice of implementing military airspace actions on timetables unaligned with VFR chart update cycles, AOPA said.

More time allowed for comments on Navy training plan

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2012

The Navy has extended to Dec. 6 the public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement that would change how it uses the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility near Boardman, Ore., and related airspace.

Navy urged to return unused airspace in Oregon

Advocacy | Nov 01, 2012

AOPA has requested that the Navy relinquish special-use airspace that will no longer be used for training at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility near Boardman, Ore., under changes proposed in a draft environmental impact statement available for public comment until Nov. 6.

Comments sought on airspace change near Merrill Field

Advocacy | Sep 27, 2012

AOPA is urging pilots who fly in the busy corridor around Anchorage, Alaska, to weigh in by Oct. 9 on an FAA proposal to establish Class D airspace at Bryant Army Air Field.

Alternatives urged to ND airway change

Advocacy | Sep 27, 2012

AOPA, responding to the FAA’s proposed modification of an airway in North Dakota to increase its separation from special-use airspace, has recommended that the agency consider alternative solutions consistent with its continuing modernization program. AOPA proposed the alternatives in formal comments on the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking to modify V-170 near Devils Lake, N.D.

Navy releases draft impact statement on Oregon airspace plan

Advocacy | Sep 13, 2012

The Navy has published a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on its planned modification of special-use airspace in the vicinity of Oregon's Boardman Airport. Members are encouraged to review the document and submit comments on the proposal by Nov. 6.

GA concerns remain with large military airspace plan

Advocacy | Aug 14, 2012

The Navy's plan to expand a sprawling block of airspace near a Marine Corps installation in Twentynine Palms, Calif., poses problems for general aviation that should be mitigated before the proposal moves forward, AOPA said.

AOPA seeks changes to large military airspace proposal in Alaska

Advocacy | Jun 28, 2012

AOPA is urging the Department of Defense to work with the aviation community to solve access and routing problems posed for general aviation by a revised special-use airspace plan for the Joint Alaska Pacific Range Complex.

Southwest route changes take effect July 26

Advocacy | Jun 21, 2012

The FAA has published a final rule modifying several airways in the Southwest and establishing RNAV routes (T-routes) in connection with the scheduled fall decommissioning of the Cochise, Ariz., Vortac.