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FAA decides to keep Bridgeport VOR

Article | May 15, 2013

The FAA has determined that decommissioning the Bridgeport, Conn., VOR used in a variety of instrument procedures, is not in the best interest of aviation.

‘Critical’ failure would decommission Bettles, Alaska localizer

Article | May 15, 2013

The FAA has completed a feasibility study of maintaining the Runway 1 localizer/DME at the Bettles, Alaska airport.

Oregon airway shortened, T-routes awaited

Article | May 02, 2013

The FAA has issued its final rule eliminating a segment of Victor airway V595 in Oregon in connection with the planned decommissioning of the Portland VOR/DME effective June 27.

Letters

Article | May 01, 2013

Remembrances of the fight to save Meigs Field in Chicago brought back memories for many readers. I was crushed when the airport was destroyed by the self-glorified mayor.

Obstacle departure procedures

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Illustration by Kevin Hand This illustration depicts the Runway 19 obstacle departure procedure at the time of the accident cited. Since then it has been revised, removing the NDB hold.

AOPA advocacy in the news

Article | Apr 28, 2013

AOPA advocacy in brief April 23 Tower closings and system risk What key safety issues are raised when a high-traffic-volume airport starts operating without its air traffic control tower? Traffic pattern congestion is one. Invalid chart information is another.

Flight check changes Georgia-Florida airway modification proposal

Article | Apr 17, 2013

The FAA, citing navaid coverage limits, is seeking additional comments on the proposed amendment of V-537 between Macon, Ga., and Palm Beach, Fla., which now includes the possible elimination of the airway segment between Macon and Greenville, Fla. Members may submit comments by May 28.

New T-routes to replace Oregon airway segment

Article | Apr 16, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule establishing two new low-altitude RNAV routes (T-routes) in Oregon to replace segments of a Victor airway that will be removed as a result of the planned decommissioning of the Portland, Ore., VOR/DME this year. The new T-routes, designated T–302 and T–304, will be activated on June 27 between existing fixes with new waypoints added as described in the rule.

Clarksburg, W.Va., VOR/DME up for decommissioning

Article | Apr 12, 2013

The FAA has proposed to decommission the Clarksburg VOR/DME located in Clarksburg, W.Va. Members are encouraged to submit comments to the FAA on the impact of this proposal on their flight operations as provided below.