Temporary Flight Restrictions

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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.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2007

Plane-Power Power-Flex voltage regulator Voltage regulators are a common problem spot for older aircraft, and finding good replacement parts has historically been difficult. Plane-Power recently introduced what it thinks will finally be a viable alternative for owners—the Power-Flex voltage regulator.

AOPA.org

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

AOPA's new Web site passes the checkride Excitement laced with tenseness was undeniably present at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, during the wee hours of Wednesday, September 19, 2007. The new AOPA.org launched that day at the crack of dawn after the site had been declared ready for prime time by AOPA's ePublishing and information and technology development teams.

Hot Shots

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2007

Dawn breaks near Santa Barbara, California. A thick, gray-brown haze rising to 6,000 feet veils the San Rafael Mountains to the northeast.

On Display

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2007

Upgraded Garmins bring a host of new features Logic might suggest that the primary reason to upgrade your Garmin GNS 430 or 530 would be to take advantage of the hundreds of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) approaches now available. And if we flew instrument approaches on every flight that logic would rule, but, in fact, we fly instrument approaches on the minority of flights.

AOPA questions FAA's 'stealthy' UAV TFR on Mexican border

Article | Sep 01, 2006

AOPA questions FAA's 'stealthy' UAV TFR on Mexican border The FAA on Friday suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly established a temporary flight restriction (TFR) area near Nogales, Arizona, along the Mexican border for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights. "While there has been ongoing discussion regarding TFRs for U.S.

40 Top Technologies

Article | Aug 01, 2006

Where you look for information Originally the military asked researchers to find a way to continue communicating in the event that telephone switching stations were blown up by a nuclear-equipped enemy. But the military meant communications between computers — sharing computer power from around the nation — not chitchat.