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‘Radar-like’ technology comes to Colo. Airport

Advocacy | Dec 04, 2012

Airspace in the vicinity of a regional airport in the mountains of western Colorado is now under the gaze of technology that helps air traffic control track aircraft in the absence of radar coverage.

FAA: No new flight plan requirements for GA ops

Article | Nov 19, 2012

Any operator who used FAA domestic flight plans prior to Nov. 15 should still be able to do so, according to an FAA official, who cleared up confusion that surrounded a Nov. 15 update to the International Civil Aviation Organization flight plan format.

FreeFlight Systems gains wider approval for ADS-B Out

Article | Nov 05, 2012

A Texas avionics company is celebrating the FAA's recent decision to speed the approval process for installing NextGen avionics that will be required by 2020.

Hone your IFR skills

Article | Sep 19, 2012

Flying IFR is a dynamic undertaking - and not just because of the weather. Find out how to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.

IFR Fix: Navigating a legacy

Article | Sep 17, 2012

For many of today's pilots who entered the instrument environment training in aircraft equipped with two nav/coms, marker beacons, and maybe an ADF, the satellite-based future air traffic system - NextGen - remains an elusive idea, notwithstanding its overall 2020 target date.

General aviation testimony offers NextGen priorities

Advocacy | Sep 12, 2012

General aviation is benefiting from changes to switch to NextGen - think with WAAS instrument approaches and T-routes - but the FAA needs to lay out a clear case for equipping aircraft with affordable systems to offer new benefits.

'Ultra-ultra' G650 gets type certificate

Article | Sep 07, 2012

The ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 business jet received a type certificate from the FAA Sept. 7, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced. The G650 is able to carry eight passengers and a crew of four at Mach 0.85 on nonstop legs of 7,000 nautical miles, enough to link Dubai with New York and London with Buenos Aires, according to Gulfstream.

FAA updating flight inspection fleet for a NextGen world

Article | Jul 19, 2012

Across the country, and at military bases worldwide, FAA Flight Inspection Services crews come calling every time a new navaid or instrument procedure comes online. With NextGen, there are new capabilities and challenges for a team of more than 500 pilots, mechanics, technicians, and dispatchers who run a $60 million operation.

Subscription-free weather and traffic from Garmin

Article | Jul 16, 2012

At last, the long-touted benefits of the ADS-B system are beginning to arrive in general aviation cockpits--and Garmin's new GDL 39 receiver is the first to make us reconsider our earlier advice that pilots should wait until closer to the FAA's 2020 deadline to buy new equipment.

AOPA seeks changes to large military airspace proposal in Alaska

Advocacy | Jun 28, 2012

AOPA is urging the Department of Defense to work with the aviation community to solve access and routing problems posed for general aviation by a revised special-use airspace plan for the Joint Alaska Pacific Range Complex.