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IFR procedure changes coming to Houston area

Advocacy | May 15, 2014

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

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

Advocacy | Mar 26, 2014

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

G1000 upgrade prepares King Airs for NextGen

Article | Mar 07, 2014

Garmin has announced an upgrade making new features and options available to operators of G1000-equipped King Airs in the 200/250/300/350 series.

Stakeholder panel urged for RNAV route development

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2014

AOPA is urging the FAA to improve its development of RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) as ground-based navaids are decommissioned.

Mentor Matters: Missing glideslope in San Juan

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

With the release of its WAAS-equipped flight decks and stand-alone navigation units, Garmin introduced advisory vertical navigation capability for nearly all RNAV approaches, not just those that have published WAAS minimums.

Flight plan changes take effect

Article | Oct 24, 2013

Effective Oct. 24, the FAA has replaced some of the suffixes used to describe on-board equipment in domestic flight plans.

ICAO flight plan now required for all border crossings

Article | May 15, 2013

Mandatory use of International Civil Aviation Organization flight plans has expanded to include all border crossings, even if only an overflight.

New ATC phraseology for RNAV approaches

Article | Apr 30, 2013

Instrument pilots flying RNAV-equipped aircraft should expect to hear some slightly different phraseology from air traffic controllers beginning June 3.

FAA eases IFR departure rule for RNAV aircraft

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2013

The FAA, making an exception to a standing rule, has begun to permit aircraft using satellite navigation to receive clearances and depart under IFR from nontowered airports more than 40 nautical miles from an operating ground-based navigation aid, and without radar monitoring.

IFR Fix: Crossing LAFLN

IFR Fix | Feb 08, 2013

Checking the chart to see what lies ahead along the airway, you scrutinize an intersection 14 miles distant, where another airway crosses. There's a difference in the low-altitude enroute chart's depiction of how each airway arrives at the fix.

FAA proposes RNAV route modification in Alaska

Advocacy | Jan 24, 2013

The FAA has proposed to modify low-altitude RNAV route T–266 in Alaska by removing two nondirectional beacons (NDBs) from the route description and replacing them with RNAV waypoints. Members are encouraged to submit comments on the proposal by March 8.

Denver's new STARs showcase NextGen potential

Advocacy | Dec 19, 2012

New RNAV arrival procedures at Denver International Airport are benefiting from the efficiencies of performance-based navigation without curtailing general aviation's access to the airspace or satellite airports.

IFR Fix: The Z-Y-X of IAPs

Article | Sep 28, 2012

If straight-in instrument approach procedures have a runway number in their title, and circling approaches get letters, why do some IAPs have both? It all flows from the FAA's IAP naming convention, a nuanced system for naming IAPs as descriptively as possible.

Inspector general critical of FAA NextGen effort

Advocacy | Aug 14, 2012

The FAA lacks adequate staff, and adequate planning, to realize the benefits of NextGen at the nation's busiest airports. That conclusion was announced in a report issued Aug. 1 by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, which found the FAA response lacking in key areas and recommended changes.

FAA proposes plan for navigation in NextGen environment

Advocacy | Jan 12, 2012

By 2020, all IFR traffic will rely on satellites for navigation under an FAA proposal now open to comment. A 50-percent reduction to the existing VOR network, part of the transition to NextGen, is planned by 2020, with a scaled-down VOR network retained as a backup to GPS.

Fillmore VORTAC

Article | Nov 04, 2003

Fillmore VORTAC is used on the following procedures: CHARTED PROCEDURE AIRPORT/AIRWAY DOWNE FOUR ARRIVAL LAX FERNANDO FIVE ARRIVAL BUR/VNY KIMMO TWO ARRIVAL LAX LEENA THREE ARRIVAL LAX MOORPARK THREE ARRIVAL LAX OCEAN TWO ARRIVAL LAX REDEYE TWO ARRIVAL LAX REEDR THREE ARRIVAL LAX SADDE SIX ARRIVAL LAX TANDY THREE ARRIVAL LGB/SNA MEADOWS ONE DEPARTURE BFL VAN NUYS SEVEN DEPARTURE BUR CHATY TWO DEPARTURE LAX CAMARILLO FOUR DEPARTURE OXR SKIFF FIVE DEPARTURE OXR KWANG FOUR DEPARTURE SBA CANOGA EIGHT DEPARTURE VNY GLENDALE EIGHT DEPARTURE VNY NEWHALL SIX DEPARTURE VNY ILS RWY 8 BUR RNAV(GPS) RWY 8 BUR LOC RWY 8 BUR VOR RWY 8 BUR NDB RWY 8 BUR FOUR STACKS VISUAL RWY 15 BUR VOR RWY 26 CMA ILS RWY 6L LAX ILS RWY 6R LAX ILS 7L LAX ILS 7R LAX ILS 24L LAX ILS 24R LAX RNAV (GPS) RWY 6L LAX RNAV (GPS) RWY 6R LAX RNAV (GPS) RWY 7L LAX RNAV (GPS) 7R LAX VOR or TACAN or GPS RWY 7L/R LAX NDB RWY 24R LAX RNAV (GPS)-C WHP VOR-A WHP ILS RWY 25 OXR VOR RWY 25 OXR ILS RWY 7 SBA VOR or GPS RWY 25 SBA VOR or GPS-A SMO ILS RWY 16R VNY LDA-C VNY VOR/DME or GPS-B VNY VOR or GPS-A VNY V107 VICTOR AIRWAY V186 VICTOR AIRWAY V299 VICTOR AIRWAY V326 VICTOR AIRWAY V386 VICTOR AIRWAY V518 VICTOR AIRWAY V597 VICTOR AIRWAY J1 JET ROUTE J7 JET ROUTE November 4, 2003

AOPA asks FAA to address GA concerns in Operational Evolution Plan

Article | Aug 08, 2003

Mr. Charles Keegan Associate Administrator Research and Acquisitions (ARA-1) Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20015 Re: Operational Evolution Plan Version 5.1 Dear Charlie, On behalf of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA) more than 400,000 members, we offer the following response to the recent Operational Evolution Plan (OEP).