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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.

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.