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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.

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.

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.

Topics SUA, 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.