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AOPA supports proposed Oregon routes

Advocacy | Jan 24, 2013

The FAA has proposed creating two new T-routes (low-altitude RNAV routes) to replace Victor airway segments that will be eliminated with the planned decommissioning of the Portland, Ore., VOR/DME in 2013.

GPS tracking to speed Alaska rescues

Advocacy | Jan 24, 2013

Help for downed aircraft in Alaska could arrive sooner under a new program that will send distress messages including GPS coordinates from participating pilots' satellite tracking devices directly to flight service stations, where they would be matched with active VFR flight plans.

Apps of the week: Charts and maps

Article | Jan 10, 2013

This week AOPA takes a look at five charts and maps apps recommended by AOPA members, including SkyChartsPro, AeroFlare, Aeronautical Charts, ZephyrCharts, and Anywhere Map.

FCC takes measured approach to 121.5 MHz ELTs

Advocacy | Jan 09, 2013

The FCC has opted to ask questions and gather comments before taking further action on 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters.

Pilot input sought on modernizing Phoenix airspace

Advocacy | Jan 09, 2013

The FAA is embarking on a three-year effort to modernize the Phoenix airspace utilizing NextGen and performance-based navigation (PBN) technologies. AOPA is asking pilots to speak up.

Pilots submit favorite apps

Article | Jan 03, 2013

This week AOPA highlights member-submitted apps that can be used for flight planning, navigation, and glideslope indications.

Ownership: Winterize yourself

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2013

What to wear when Old Man Winter comes to stay.

Diamond to offer auto landing in 2016

Article | Dec 19, 2012

First, pilots wanted some way to make navigation easier, and got the GPS moving map system that requires them only to keep an aircraft icon on a little pink line. After that pilots wanted a way to fly an approach automatically, and soon the glass cockpit systems were doing that. An automatic landing was next on the list, until now. Diamond Aircraft CEO Christian Dries says he will offer that as an option in three years.

Four things that didn't happen in 2012

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2012

If you used GPS for navigation this year, you may be an unwitting beneficiary of efforts by AOPA and other aviation advocates to preserve your freedom to fly.

Waypoints: MEMS and more to the rescue

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2012

From the creative minds at Aspen

Embry-Riddle to test GA pilot performance

Article | Nov 20, 2012

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will launch a grant-funded effort in 2013 to test the performance of general aviation pilots flying simulated GPS approaches down to 200 feet.

Topics GPS, Avionics

FAA: No new flight plan requirements for GA ops

Article | Nov 19, 2012

Any operator who used FAA domestic flight plans prior to Nov. 15 should still be able to do so, according to an FAA official, who cleared up confusion that surrounded a Nov. 15 update to the International Civil Aviation Organization flight plan format.

IFR Fix: Circle game

IFR Fix | Nov 16, 2012

What's the most important altitude depicted on an instrument approach plate?

Improve your FlyQ

Article | Nov 09, 2012

With moving maps, approach plates, and many other unique and useful features, AOPA's just-released FlyQ EFB is a must-try for aviation tablet users.

iPad 101: 5 tips for the novice

Article | Oct 16, 2012

Thinking of buying an iPad, or turning yours into a flying tool? Check out these five tips from Sporty's Vice President John Zimmerman.