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Training Tip: Information 'upon request'

Article | Aug 11, 2014

It’s a pilot’s responsibility to obtain a complete preflight briefing, so don’t let an unasked question undermine your effort.

TFR to suspend flights at Maryland’s ‘DC-3’ airports

Advocacy | Jul 31, 2014

Operations at the so-called “DC-3 airports” in Maryland will be suspended Aug. 4 through 7 under a temporary flight restriction.

Washington state aviation resources fight wildfires

Article | Jul 18, 2014

Wildfires were burning homes and triggering evacuations in eastern and central Washington state as officials responded with firefighting efforts staged from three state-run airports.

AOPA WELCOMES MOVEMENT TOWARDS PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

News release | Jun 30, 2014

A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming law and would also limit Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to stop and search general aviation (GA) aircraft unless there is reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

President's trip to SoCal sparks TFRs

Advocacy | Jun 11, 2014

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Palm Springs, Anaheim, and Laguna Beach areas of Southern California June 13 through 16.

IFR procedure changes coming to Houston area

Advocacy | May 15, 2014

Changes to the Houston metroplex are coming on May 29 that will affect general aviation pilots.

VFR cockpit app enhanced

Article | Mar 12, 2014

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

FAA issues VIP TFRs for southeast Florida

Advocacy | Mar 03, 2014

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

Super Bowl TFR issued

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2014

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.

Alton Bay ice airport opens for 2014 season

Article | Jan 23, 2014

The Alton Bay ice airport, a popular winter destination for pilots in the Northeast, opened Jan. 19 for the 2014 season.

TFR advisory issued for State of the Union address

Advocacy | Jan 17, 2014

The FAA has issued a flight advisory about restrictions in connection with the 2014 State of the Union Address on Jan. 28.

Hawaii TFR permits some GA operations

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2013

When President Barack Obama travels to Hawaii for the holidays, a presidential TFR will be in place, but thanks to AOPA’s ongoing advocacy efforts, certain accommodations have been made for general aviation operations.

Training Tip: Getting sloppy

Article | Dec 02, 2013

”On this flight I got sloppy and it bit me,” the pilot reported. Find out how overlooking notams can compromise safety.

Training Tip: 'Aircraft may not loiter'

Article | Nov 01, 2013

Going online to review the sectional chart, you are surprised to see a bold new graphic superimposed over the usual portrayal of the local airspace.

Shutdown prevented printing of latest notam publication

Article | Oct 22, 2013

The Notices to Airmen Publication valid Oct. 17 to Nov. 14 will not be available in printed form as a result of the recent government shutdown.

Outer Banks airports reopen

Article | Oct 18, 2013

The airstrip next to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and two others on North Carolina's Outer Banks, reopened with the rest of the federal government.

Shutdown closes historic airfield

Article | Oct 10, 2013

The National Park Service shut down the airstrip at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and two other strips on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

FAA to release easier-to-read notams

Article | Sep 12, 2013

The FAA Safety Team is advising pilots of several changes to the format of notices to airmen and the contractions used in notams.

Quiz Me: Airport construction notams

Article | Jun 17, 2013

Question: Is there a visual aid to help me understand notams that change the configuration of an airport during construction?

Air Force changes dates, times for Wisconsin training exercise

Article | May 14, 2013

The U.S. Air Force has changed the dates it requested to establish a temporary military operations area in central Wisconsin to Aug. 6 through 16.

Developers offer updates on aviation apps

Article | May 08, 2013

This week, check out updates and enhancements on apps and electronic flight bags that have previously been highlighted on AOPA Online.

Runway closure promises delays at Ft. Lauderdale

Article | May 02, 2013

Pilots are being told to expect delays of up to an hour arriving at or departing from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after Runway 13/31 is permanently closed on May 6.

Policy change expands IFR alternate-airport choices

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Pilots on IFR flight plans will be able to plan for a GPS-based instrument approach at either the destination or the alternate—but not both—under a policy change that drops the prohibition on choosing an alternate based on a GPS approach. AOPA has long advocated for measures to expand IFR navigation options for general aviation, and welcomed the announcement as timely when satellite-based procedures now outnumber by 30 percent those using ground-based navaids.

Pilots’ input sought on Wisconsin airway modification

Article | Mar 28, 2013

AOPA is evaluating the potential impact of an FAA proposal to modify V-345 in the vicinity of Ashland, Wis., and encourages members to provide input on how the plan would affect their flight operations. Formal comments may be submitted to the FAA by May 10.

Tower’s closed, what now?

Article | Mar 26, 2013

If you are one of the pilots in 37 states affected by the closure of 149 control towers, do you remember nontowered procedures? As one AOPA staffer said, “Now we go back to the way we did it 50 years ago.”