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G-8 Summit to add extra TFR to DC area

Advocacy | Apr 27, 2012

While world leaders and President Barack Obama gather at Camp David in Thurmont, Md., for the G-8 Summit May 18 and 19, a temporary flight restriction will shut down a large swath of airspace in the already restrictive Washington, D.C., area.

Lake Hood Airstrip to close during construction

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2012

Anchorage, Alaska's Lake Hood Airstrip will be closed starting May 7 for a construction project that is expected to be completed June 8.

Comments sought on proposed August military exercise

Advocacy | Feb 13, 2012

The Air Force has requested a temporary military operations area (TMOA) in late August to support an annual training exercise to be staged from Wisconsin's Volk Field Air National Guard base. Members may submit comments on the proposal to the FAA until March 5.

Airway access during military training urged

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2012

AOPA has requested that the Air Force, which plans to establish a temporary military operations area during military exercises scheduled for June from Volk Field Air National Guard base in Wisconsin, assure unimpeded airway access for general aviation flights. Members are encouraged to submit comments on the plan by Feb. 3.

Safety Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2012

Start an argument in any hangar merely by asking if spins should be mandatory for the private pilot certificate.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2012

Whenever receiving my new copy of "Plane and Pilot", I almost always flip first to the last page of the magazine for my visit with Budd Davisson, one of my favorite aviation writers (and a regular contributor to "Flight Training" magazine).

Aviation role sought for winter carnival

Advocacy | Jan 19, 2012

There's no place like Alaska for celebrating winter recreation in the great outdoors - and aviation supporters have opened discussions with officials about a future role for aircraft in a popular annual event known for all kinds of fun from dog sledding to log sawing.

GA Remembers 9/11

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2011

Like every other American and world citizen, you know exactly where you were and what you were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. For the staff of AOPA, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed forever the way we conduct the business of protecting, preserving, and promoting general aviation.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2011

The elephant at AirVenture The elephant in the room at this year’s EAA AirVenture is a 246-foot-long Zeppelin, the Farmers Airship, that will be offering $400 rides for 45 minutes above the Oshkosh show and surrounding areas. The airship is operated by Airship Ventures, based at Moffett Field in California, and gives rides along the West Coast from Long Beach to Seattle.