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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
FAA Systems and Airspace,
Advocacy and Legislation,
Class B Airspace
For pilots, the 60,000-plus-member Civil Air Patrol readily comes to mind when an aerial role in a rescue is launched.
AOPA is looking to the Michigan Senate for “refinement” of proposals amended unfavorably in last-minute House action.
The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act would allow pilots to use the driver’s license medical standard for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry five or fewer passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.