June 10, 2011
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The FAA has issued a flight advisory for potentially unreliable GPS signals in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska on June 13, 15, and 16.
During testing, the GPS signal may be unreliable or unavailable within an area from the surface to Flight Level 400 starting at 643942N/1470543W, or the FAI VOR 109-degree radial at 25 nautical miles, clockwise to 641611N/1451948W, 635700N/1460130W.
Pilots are encouraged to report anomalies to the appropriate air route traffic control center to help determine the extent of signal degradation. Please share your reports with AOPA.
Notams will be published at least 24 hours in advance of tests, but may change with little or no notice. Pilots are encouraged to check notams frequently for changes to operations in the area. Tests will be during any period within the stated times, the FAA said.
The testing schedule is set for 1430Z to 1730Z daily on June 13, June 15, and June 16.
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As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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