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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.

Incursions put focus on special-use airspace awareness

Advocacy | May 17, 2012

Following several recent incursions into restricted areas in Arizona, AOPA is joining with the Air Force to raise the awareness of pilots of the flight-planning needs, and collision avoidance and situational awareness requirements of flying in or near airspace shared by military and civilian aircraft.

Online airspace tool receives engineering award

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2012

Software used by Kansas transportation officials to analyze potential hazards to aviation from proposed structures has been recognized with an engineering excellence award. In a news release, the Kansas Department of Transportation noted the participation in the project of AOPA Airport Support Network volunteers and Eudora High School students, who helped beta test the program and suggested modifications.

SpaceX's proposed Texas launch site to be studied

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2012

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a commercial group that develops rockets and spacecraft, is proposing to build vertical launch and control areas in Cameron County, Texas, to conduct up to 12 commercial launches a year.

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