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Turtle airlift

Article | Nov 25, 2014

Pilots and aircraft owners have volunteered to transport hundreds of sea turtles rescued in Massachusetts to facilities equipped to care for them.

Sneak peek at new AviationWeather.gov

Article | Mar 20, 2014

A design refresh of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aviation Weather Center/Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website will go live March 25.

Culture of the smallest corps

Pilot Magazine | Mar 11, 2014

Loaded light for a short flight, the Twin Otter leapt skyward.

Training Tip: Airspace in a flash

Article | Mar 11, 2014

On any route, the current combination of flight conditions and airspace can present a myriad of decisions to ponder.

Developers pitch five aviation apps

Apps of the week | Jan 28, 2014

Developers make their pitch for five apps that cover everything from IFR communications to pireps.

A careful balance

Article | Nov 14, 2013

Pilots of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handle risk with teamwork, blending science and adventure in a unique flying job.

Tornado devastates Nebraska airport

Article | Oct 07, 2013

A tornado that wreaked destruction in Nebraska spent much of its wrath on the town of Wayne, where the airport took an especially hard hit.

Stay up to date on crazy weather with these apps

Article | Jun 18, 2013

With all of the crazy weather pilots are experiencing across the country, check out these five weather apps to stay up to date on changing conditions.

Don’t let the mountain siren lure you

Article | Mar 26, 2013

Mountain flying can be a captivating adventure along beautiful valleys, over brilliant mountain lakes, and above sprawling icy-blue and -green glaciers as you climb to cross a mountain saddle or circumnavigate a peak—and once again continue the spectacular journey. But along with their beauty, mountains harbor lurking dangers that can snag a flight in one unforgiving moment.

Don't ban 121.5 MHz ELTs, AOPA says

Advocacy | Mar 14, 2013

The Federal Communication Commission's plan to prohibit the certification, manufacture, importation, sale, or use of 121.5 MHz ELTs--effectively forcing pilots to switch to 406 MHz ELTs--would hinder, not improve, aviation safety and conflicts with existing laws, AOPA says.

Sanctuary boundary study raises new overflight concerns

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

The possible expansion of boundaries of two national marine sanctuaries in California could result in new restrictions on overflights of the affected areas, AOPA said.

WSI predicts colder-than-normal weather

Article | Jan 03, 2013

Weather Services International (WSI) is forecasting that the December-February period will be colder than normal across much of the northern half of the United States, especially the northern Rockies and northern Plains, according to its latest longer-term report.

Pilots urged to weigh in on sanctuary boundary expansion

Advocacy | Oct 04, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) should analyze the impact on general aviation of its proposal to expand the boundaries of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Power loss over rough seas

Article | Sep 13, 2012

Stanley E. Shaw and his adult son sat in the cockpit of the Cessna 185 floatplane, tossed about by six- to eight-foot swells. A sudden loss of power had forced an emergency landing off the California coastline.

Flight restrictions seen from possible sanctuary expansion

Advocacy | Aug 15, 2012

A federal agency has opened a study of expanding the boundaries of California's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with possible ramifications for overflights of the area.

Pilots in Pacific Northwest could face $100,000 fines

Advocacy | Feb 23, 2012

Slated to take effect Feb. 27, a new regulation would enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to impose fines of up to $100,000 for flying 1,000 to 2,000 feet msl over sanctuaries in the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine sanctuaries in California; and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in the state of Washington.

West Coast sanctuary overflight now a dangerous gamble

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2012

Pilots could face stiff fines - up to six figures - for violating new overflight regulations that place the National Airspace System on a slippery slope. The FAA has ceded to another federal agency - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - authority to enforce what amount to new airspace restrictions.