Government Agencies

Government Agencies

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Drone reports detailed

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

Article

'Little guy at the fence'

A boy who had waved at airplanes from outside the fence meets an airline pilot, and flies in a Piper Archer with AOPA’s Yasmina Platt.

Aug 26, 2015 | comments

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Powder River Complex to go live

The expanded Powder River Training Complex, a collection of special-use airspace covering approximately 28,000 square miles in the Northwest, will become active Sept. 17.

Aug 26, 2015
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FAA

Article

Drone reports detailed

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

Article

Powder River Complex to go live

The expanded Powder River Training Complex, a collection of special-use airspace covering approximately 28,000 square miles in the Northwest, will become active Sept. 17.

Aug 26, 2015

Advocacy

Oct 1 end date for 'Flight Watch' frequency 122.0

AOPA is reminding members that the FAA will discontinue the universal Flight Watch frequency 122.0 MHz for in-flight weather services on Oct 1.

Aug 18, 2015
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CBP

Advocacy

CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

Aug 06, 2015 | comments

Article

FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Jul 01, 2015

Article

Caribbean tourist pilots a headache for NORAD

Pilots returning from the Caribbean are failing to pick up transponder codes, contributing to the 8,000 scrambles NORAD has had to perform since 9/11.

Jun 03, 2015 | comments
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TSA

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King Schools offers new TSA course

Flight instructors have a new way to comply with the TSA's annual security awareness training requirement with King Schools new online course.

Jul 16, 2015

Advocacy

Neffenger confirmed as TSA chief

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger has been confirmed as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Jun 22, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014
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NTSB

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Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs set for October

The skills, technologies, and products that will be familiar to the next generation of pilots will be in focus at the Flying Aviation Expo.

Aug 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

A botched approach in a Cirrus SR22

Aug 10, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Counsel

Five important traffic situations

Aug 06, 2015
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