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March 27, 2014
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The FAA is extending the comment period for its airspace study on the proposed expansion of the U.S. Air Force’s Powder River Training Complex by another 30 days. Comments on the proposed training complex are now due by May 3.
Under the proposal, the Air Force wants to create a 28,000 square-mile area covering four states to handle training for the B-1B Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers, which fly out of Ellsworth and Minot Air Force bases in South and North Dakota, respectively. The Air Force says that the current military operations area (MOA) is no longer sufficient to handle training for the aircraft.
AOPA has closely followed the proposal, and continues to work with the FAA, Department of Defense, and members of Congress to ensure members are properly represented.
The new deadline is the final opportunity for members to get involved and submit their comments to the FAA by May 3. Click here to see a copy of the airspace proposal.
Submit comments to the following address: Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center, AJV-C2, Airspace Study 14-AGL-06NR, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, 76137. Members are also encouraged to share their comments with AOPA here.
Department of Transportation,
AOPA is urging members to study the Marine Corps' special-use airspace proposal at Twentynine Palms, California, and address its impact on general aviation.
Areas with a preponderance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity are typically noted on sectional charts with a small airplane symbol.
In an effort to remove obstacles to pilot participation in potentially lifesaving training, the American Bonanza Society will make its online Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program available to members free of charge.
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