October 11, 2005
Pilots who use their IFR-certified GPSs will be able to more easily navigate through Jacksonville, Florida's terminal airspace starting December 22. That's because the FAA has approved the creation of five Area Navigation IFR Terminal Transition Routes (RITTRs) through that airspace.
AOPA has been pushing for these direct routes through terminal airspace for five years. Routes already exist in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cincinnati Class B airspace. The routes are depicted with a T before the number and in blue on NACO charts.
November 10, 2005
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
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