FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Out of the loop

There is another aircraft nearby, and its pilot is going to unusual lengths to keep you in sight.

Apr 22, 2014 | comments

Article

Training Tip: With a capital V

The silence on the approach control frequency is broken as the controller speaks your N number and advises, “Traffic, two o’clock, westbound, type and altitude unknown.”

Apr 18, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: What is a clearance?

Discussing the pros and cons of possible routes, your CFII poses an unexpected question: “What is an air traffic clearance?”

Apr 14, 2014 | comments
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Aircraft Certification

Advocacy

Budget plan protects GA

Key general aviation programs are protected under an omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate. It also prohibits new aviation user fees.

Jan 15, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

FAA names operators of unmanned aircraft test sites

The FAA has selected six organizations to operate sites for testing unmanned aircraft systems.

Dec 30, 2013 | comments

Advocacy

2013 advocacy lays groundwork for a busy New Year

Many of the advocacy efforts begun and sustained throughout 2013 are laying the groundwork for even bigger battles in 2014, and AOPA is ready.

Dec 30, 2013 | comments
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ATC

Article

Training Tip: With a capital V

The silence on the approach control frequency is broken as the controller speaks your N number and advises, “Traffic, two o’clock, westbound, type and altitude unknown.”

Apr 18, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: What is a clearance?

Discussing the pros and cons of possible routes, your CFII poses an unexpected question: “What is an air traffic clearance?”

Apr 14, 2014 | comments

Article

Notable quotables from Sun ‘n Fun

AOPA Online captures interesting quotes from the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Apr 07, 2014
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Notams

Article

VFR cockpit app enhanced

Interactive airspace alerts, notam organization, enhanced flight tracking, and expanded European coverage have been added with the latest release of Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR.

Mar 12, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

FAA issues VIP TFRs for southeast Florida

The FAA has issued VIP TFRs covering Southeast Florida, including Miami.

Mar 03, 2014

Advocacy

Super Bowl TFR issued

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J., and the U.S. Air Force will enforce FAA-imposed flight restrictions.

Jan 29, 2014
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Charts

Article

Question of the week: VFR sectional chart

Question: On a VFR sectional chart, you see an airport symbol that is magenta with the letter “U” inside the circle. What does that tell you?

Mar 10, 2014

Apps of the week

Wrangle the weather with these five apps

Take a look at five apps designed to help pilots check and track the weather.

Mar 08, 2014

Article

Question of the week: Star symbol on VFR chart

Question: On a VFR sectional chart, you see a star symbol next to the control tower frequency. What does that star symbol tell you?

Feb 18, 2014
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