Temporary Flight Restrictions

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19-hour TFR to shut down Las Vegas

Advocacy | Jul 01, 2010

Las Vegas will essentially be closed to general aviation pilots trying to fly into the area for parts of July 8 and 9. A 19-hour presidential temporary flight restriction will shut down all three major GA airports in the area: McCarran International, Henderson Executive, and North Las Vegas.

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Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2009

BrightLine Flight Bags There’s a place for everything and everything in its place. This expression, which dates back to the early 1800s, certainly rings true.

AOPA's New Internet Flight Planner

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2008

Spinning the E6B’s wheel and sliding a plotter across the sectional chart, you’re about to flip through the pages of AOPA’s Airport Directory to find the best fuel stops en route. Clear sky is beckoning—but you still need to aggregate all that important information, including a weather briefing, airport information, and FBO details into your navlog.

Boyer explains impact of presidential TFRs

Article | Dec 01, 2008

Chicago residents are just beginning to come to grips with what it means to them to have the President of the United States living in their hometown. Local reporters are exploring the impact of presidential security arrangements.

Topics TFR, Airspace

AOPA Action: California Edition

Article | Jul 01, 2008

Van Nuys ‘Prop Park’ gains ground AOPA is pleased to report that plans to turn the former Air National Guard ramp area at Van Nuys Airport into a parking area for light general aviation aircraft are gaining both clarity and momentum. A $6-million contract to level existing buildings and remove hazardous materials has been signed, and construction of new facilities is slated to begin in May 2009.

Never Again: Always check for TFRs

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

It was a beautiful summer day with a few cumulus clouds and clear weather forecast for the next fortnight—conditions highly unusual for New England. A warm breeze blew across the tarmac as I rolled my Extra 300L out of the hangar for a cross-country flight out of Bedford, Massachusetts.

America's Airports: Super Sunday

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2008

Deer Valley Airport (DVT), Phoenix, Arizona, February 3, 2008 There was plenty of competition in Phoenix the weekend of February 2 and 3. Professional golfers competed in the FBR Phoenix Open; professional football teams from New England and New York competed in Super Bowl XLII; and small airplanes and local businesses competed with a large number of visiting and transient aircraft for ramp parking space and for air traffic control services.

AOPA urges pilots to be on high alert during Super Bowl

Article | Feb 01, 2008

AOPA urges pilots to be on high alert during Super Bowl Don’t risk making a mistake that draws negative media attention to the general aviation community. Security measures and temporary flight restrictions will be in place before, during, and after the Super Bowl.

Answers for Pilots: Threats of enforcement

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2008

The FAA has included new language into temporary flight restriction (TFR) notams that has gotten AOPA’s guard up, by stating that criminal penalties can be assessed as the result of violations. AOPA had feared that the FAA would seek criminal penalties against anyone who violated a TFR—even if the incursion was inadvertent—and called on the FAA to clarify its intentions.

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Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2007

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