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AOPA urges competitive process for FSS changes

Article | Jun 13, 2014

AOPA is asking the FAA to use an open, competitive process to determine the future of flight services.

DeLorme cuts inReach service fees

Article | Apr 01, 2014

DeLorme has cut inReach service fees, and the satellite communicator has been approved for Lockheed Martin’s Adverse Condition Alerting Service and FAA satellite reporting in Alaska.

Webinar details flight service upgrades

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2014

Lockheed Martin has made many upgrades to flight service in the past four years, and will detail new capabilities in a Feb. 4 webinar.

Tour Fort Worth flight service hub

Article | Sep 25, 2013

Meet flight service specialists during a tour of Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth Automated Flight Service Station hub during AOPA Aviation Summit.

Never Again: Tumble in the desert

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

My private pilot training took place nearly 36 years ago in a Cessna 150 at Ryan Field near Tucson, Arizona. No one can exaggerate the benefits of training as a student pilot in the Arizona desert’s persistent severe-clear conditions. However, even the perfect training environment could not prevent a nearly disastrous event that occurred during one of my solo cross-country flights.

Weather Curiosity - Flight Preparations

Article | Mar 25, 2013

The Weather Briefing --> The Weather Briefing Check these elements for a good preflight decision BY JACK WILLIAMS (From Flight Training, February 2004.) Imagine that soon after earning your private pilot certificate you're taking a friend -- who knows nothing about aviation -- for an airplane ride. Both of you are belted into a Cessna 152 and you've just started going through the prestart checklist when your friend says, "I thought you have a pilot's license.

Adverse condition alerts ping pilots after briefings

Article | Oct 13, 2012

Lockheed Martin Flight Services announced a flight planning and briefing Web portal Oct. 12 that allows pilots to sign up for alerts of adverse conditions that crop up along their flight plan after they've obtained a briefing.