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Alaska military airspace plan presented to public

Advocacy | Apr 04, 2012

The document detailing proposed changes to a vast complex of special-use airspace in Alaska has been released for public inspection, with a series of hearings set for May, and comments solicited by June 7.

Navy revises expanded training plan in Oregon

Advocacy | Feb 16, 2012

The Navy should return unused airspace to the National Airspace System and provide 60-day comment periods on any special-use airspace expansion planned near Oregon's Boardman Airport, AOPA said.

Topics Airspace, SUA

ADS-B traffic, weather now available in 51 terminal areas

Advocacy | Feb 08, 2012

Real time weather and traffic information is now available for free in dozens of terminal service areas around the country.

Comment deadline extended on airspace plan

Advocacy | Jan 26, 2012

The Navy, responding to AOPA's request to give pilots more time to review its plans to seek new special-use airspace for training operations at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility in Boardman, Ore., has agreed to a 32-day extension of the deadline for public comments. Public comments on the proposal will now be accepted until Feb. 27.

Topics SUA, Airspace

Navy reverses course on Oregon airspace

Advocacy | Jan 19, 2012

AOPA, expressing disappointment with the Navy's plan to seek new special-use airspace (SUA) for training operations at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility in Boardman, Ore.--despite its past assurances to the contrary--is urging pilots to state their views on the issue for the record.

Topics Airspace, SUA

ND airspace plan raises questions, concerns

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2012

A proposal to create new restricted airspace in North Dakota for training of unmanned aircraft systems raises more questions than it answers, undermines safety, and would set a dangerous precedent in creating additional restricted airspace for use solely by UAS, AOPA said.

Pilot Products: Heavy tugs, cool air

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2011

Redline Sidewinder Who: Redline SidewinderWhat: Battery Operated aircraft tugWhere: www.aircraftspruce.comWhy: Because you need one tug, not five that don't workCost: $1,600 Pros: Well-built is an understatement Battery means no more small-engine repair Can be folded and stowed in the baggage compartment Cons: Somewhat difficult to put on Heavy If you are like some aircraft owners, you have a collection of tugs sitting broken, half-forgotten in the corner of your hangar. That's because for some reason the idea of tugs attracts home inventors and quasi entrepreneurs almost as much as aviation flashlights.

Pilots urged to submit comments on Nevada MOA plan

Advocacy | Jun 01, 2011

The Air Force has released the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on its proposal to create the White Elk Military Operations Area (MOA) in eastern Nevada. Pilots are urged to review the FEIS and submit comments by June 20.

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Article | Dec 01, 2010

Virgin Galactic ‘Enterprise’ completes glide test The suborbital commercial tourist spaceship VSS (Virgin Spaceship) Enterprise—also known as SpaceShipTwo—owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company completed its first unpowered glide test October 10. You can see a video of the flight on the Virgin Galactic website.