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IFR Fix: The WEF and the WIE

IFR Fix | Aug 17, 2012

There must be a natural law to make sure that if someone writes an IFR training column discussing how to use a VOR cross-radial to nail down an instrument approach fix, a notice to airmen will pop up the next day placing that VOR out of service. That happened right here about three weeks ago. Here's hoping the notam didn't spoil anybody's practice flight.

Obama signs Pilot's Bill of Rights

Advocacy | Aug 03, 2012

AOPA commends President Barack Obama for signing into law the Pilot's Bill of Rights on Aug. 3. The legislation guarantees pilots under investigation by the FAA expanded protection against enforcement actions via access to investigative reports, air traffic control and flight service recordings, and it also requires the FAA to provide the evidence being used as the basis of enforcement at least 30 days in advance of action.

Airshow flight procedures subject of delayed notam

Advocacy | Aug 02, 2012

The FAA has requested that AOPA urge pilots who are planning to attend the 2012 Rocky Mountain Airshow to review arrival and departure procedures before a delayed notice to airmen becomes available just one day ahead of the event, scheduled Aug. 24 to 26 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colo.

Pilot's Bill of Rights passes Senate

Advocacy | Jun 29, 2012

The Senate on June 29 unanimously passed Sen. James Inhofe's (R-Okla.) Pilot's Bill of Rights that will give aviators more protection when faced with possible FAA enforcement actions, among other assurances.

FAA seeks changes to restricted area in Virginia

Advocacy | Jun 14, 2012

The FAA is proposing to modify a restricted area situated between the Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area airspace and expand its times of use.

Rock your wings to Big Brother: Squawk, talk, file in TFR

Article | May 23, 2012

Mindful of the consequences for not following designated procedures, an AOPA staffer prepared to take off into the G8 Summit TFR May 19. Remember to squawk your discrete transponder code before the wheels leave the runway, Potomac Tracon said--"they" will be watching.

Is that an F-16 off your wing? Beware TFRs near DC, Chicago

Advocacy | May 16, 2012

If you are flying near Chicago or the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area between May 18 and 21 and spy an F-16 or a Black Hawk off your wing, you're in big trouble. The FAA has issued notams restricting flight in both areas for the G8 and NATO Summits.

TFR violations hamper efforts to ease restrictions

Advocacy | May 09, 2012

General aviation pilots are required to brief every flight fully, including a check of notams. Yet the federal government still expends significant resources responding to violations of temporary flight restrictions.

TFR to shut down Chicago airspace for NATO Summit

Advocacy | Apr 30, 2012

The FAA has issued a flight advisory alerting pilots that a temporary flight restriction will be in effect May 19 through 21 over Chicago for a NATO Summit.

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.