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GA participation reflected in DC-area T-route proposal

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2013

The FAA has proposed establishing two area navigation routes in the Washington, D.C., area under the agency's Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex program.

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.

AOPA supports proposed Oregon routes

Advocacy | Jan 24, 2013

The FAA has proposed creating two new T-routes (low-altitude RNAV routes) to replace Victor airway segments that will be eliminated with the planned decommissioning of the Portland, Ore., VOR/DME in 2013.

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.

Airway change takes effect March 7 on V170

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule effective March 7 amending airway V170 near Devil’s Lake, N.D., to increase its separation from a block of restricted airspace.

Atlanta’s Class B airspace changes take effect March 7

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

A new configuration of the Class B airspace in Atlanta, Ga., that takes effect March 7 will mitigate many of the concerns expressed by general aviation pilots during the airspace redesign process, AOPA said.

IFR Fix: The 200-knot gust

IFR Fix | Nov 30, 2012

New Hampshire's Mount Washington can be, as the observatory there states, "the home of the world's worst weather."

IFR Fix: Circle game

IFR Fix | Nov 16, 2012

What's the most important altitude depicted on an instrument approach plate?

Las Vegas airspace plan remains short on solutions

Article | Nov 06, 2012

The FAA has published a notice of proposed rulemaking for the redesign of the Las Vegas Class B airspace that makes minor concessions to general aviation's concerns but fails to adopt a majority of GA's safety and efficiency recommendations, AOPA said.

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.