December 14, 2011
By Dan Namowitz
The FAA has announced that the availability of several airways, temporarily curtailed by the relocation of the Anchorage, Alaska, VOR, will be restored Feb. 9, 2012, as the next charting cycle takes effect.
The final rule establishing the revised airways was published April 28, but flight checks following the VOR’s relocation from an island to the grounds of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport resulted in delayed availability. Two routes remain out of service.
Commenting on the airway changes, AOPA commended the FAA’s efforts to maintain the Victor airway network following the VOR’s relocation. The association looks forward to the restoration of the remaining airways, as the FAA continues working to make them available.
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.