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FAA begins decommissioning VORs

Advocacy | Nov 24, 2015

The FAA is launching the first phase of its plan to decommission lesser-used VORs and create a minimum operational network.

Topics VOR, Navigation

Universal Avionics offers training, discounts

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Universal Avionics offers computer-based training to get you started on using Universal equipment in the Future Air Navigation System.

Wyoming's Hot Springs County Airport opens

Advocacy | Nov 17, 2015

Aviation safety was enhanced and night operations began when the new Hot Springs County Airport near Thermopolis, Wyoming, opened to the public Nov. 7.

New FAA Web page debugs notam searches

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2015

The FAA’s new website for researching notices to airmen, designed to eventually replace the existing PilotWeb notam page, has received its finishing touches.

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Back from the Colorado Springs fly-in

Training Tip: A sketchy understanding

Article | Oct 30, 2015

Runway holding position markings combine solid and dashed lines indicating where an aircraft should stop. Can you draw the markings from memory?

Oregon's Aurora State unveils new tower, Class D airspace

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Pilots flying near Oregon’s Aurora State Airport should be vigilant about aviating, communicating, and navigating in the new Class D airspace after the debut of their air traffic control tower Oct. 15.

Seaplane Pilots Association moving to Winter Haven lakefront

Article | Oct 14, 2015

The Seaplane Pilots Association struck a deal to move from its landlocked Lakeland, Florida, headquarters to a more float-friendly Winter Haven facility on Lake Hartridge.

GA groups seek feedback on GPS failures

Advocacy | Oct 14, 2015

AOPA and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are launching a survey to gauge the amount of GPS interference and number of outages pilots flying in both countries have experienced.

IFR Fix: Cones of silence

IFR Fix | Oct 13, 2015

You may derive comfort from knowing that you can keep flying legacy approaches for now—but there are fewer there than meets the eye.