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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.

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.