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FAA funding secured through September 2015

Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.

Dec 16, 2014

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Training Tip: A matter of course

How would you react to looking down while flying a cross-country and seeing an apparently uncharted airport below?

Dec 12, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: In uncharted territory

When was the last time you were instructed by a controller, or requested by an instrument flight instructor to fly an uncharted hold?

Dec 08, 2014 | comments
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RNAV

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Mentor Matters: Approach loading tricks

The seemingly simple act of loading an approach into a modern flight deck has a few subtleties that can cause problems for even experienced pilots.

Jul 31, 2014

Advocacy

IFR procedure changes coming to Houston area

Changes to the Houston metroplex are coming on May 29 that will affect general aviation pilots.

May 15, 2014

Advocacy

Charlotte T-route changes will improve GA's airspace access

The FAA has issued a final rule modifying RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in Charlotte, N.C., effective May 29.

Mar 26, 2014
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T-route

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Restoration of weather observer urged for Gulkana, Alaska

AOPA is urging the FAA to restore canceled weather augmentation services at Alaska’s Gulkana Airport.

Nov 12, 2014

Advocacy

Dallas SIDs and STARs overhaul takes effect Sept. 18

Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.

Sep 18, 2014

Advocacy

Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Sep 10, 2014
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Victor Airways

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New Garmin release enhances 'connected cockpit'

Garmin, training its sights anew on “the connected cockpit,” announced the availability of the Flight Stream 110/210 Bluetooth wireless gateway.

Dec 03, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Monitoring mountain obscuration

Whether you will cross numerous ridgelines, or climb to altitudes close to your aircraft’s limits, mountain obscuration is a potential hazard for VFR operations.

Jul 28, 2014

Article

Midair spurred modern ATC

The site of a 1956 midair collision that led to modernization of air traffic control has been designated a national historic landmark.

May 02, 2014 | comments
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VOR

Article

Training Tip: A matter of course

How would you react to looking down while flying a cross-country and seeing an apparently uncharted airport below?

Dec 12, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: In uncharted territory

When was the last time you were instructed by a controller, or requested by an instrument flight instructor to fly an uncharted hold?

Dec 08, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Why 'No SID'?

Your CFII usually follows up route-planning drilling with a review of appropriate regulations, and today’s selection is 14 CFR 91.185, "IFR Operations: Two-way radio communications failure."

Nov 21, 2014
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WAAS

Advocacy

FAA funding secured through September 2015

Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.

Dec 16, 2014

Article

Navigation by touch

The complexity of engineering and testing a navigator designed to anchor an instrument panel helps explain why Avidyne’s IFD 540 has only just arrived.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments

Article

Satellite closes coverage gaps

A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.

Sep 17, 2014
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