Flight Planning

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Fuel planning, EFB integration added to AOPA Flight Planner

Article | Feb 18, 2016

The latest release of the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, adds four new features to ease flight planning and improve safety, including a unique fuel-warning system and the ability to send the flight plan to ForeFlight Mobile and WingX Pro7.

AOPA releases new versions of flight planning tools

Article | Dec 16, 2015

The AOPA Flight Planner v 2.2 features a new range tool and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plan support.

Santa’s colonel

Article | Dec 15, 2015

A red telephone on the desk of a colonel at the heart of America's air defense rang for Santa on a December night in 1955.

Answers for Pilots

Article | Dec 14, 2015

General aviation aircraft can fly across the Atlantic Ocean with the right equipment and significant planning.

New effort launches to cut TFR violations

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

AOPA is working with the military, government agencies, and flight planning service providers to help general aviation pilots avoid violating temporary flight restrictions.

ASI launches weather planning video series

News release | Sep 18, 2015

The AOPA Air Safety Institute has released the first in a multi-part video series covering aviation weather.

California wildfires look 'like a war zone'

Article | Sep 17, 2015

Western wildfires ignited blazes in six states, triggering multiple firefighting TFRs as crews continue to battle a pair of massive California fires.

Presidential TFRs have major impact on Alaska

Advocacy | Sep 01, 2015

Recognizing that "Alaska is different," the Secret Service is allowing seaplane activity to continue in the Anchorage area during President Barack Obama's visit.

High altitude, thin margins

Article | Aug 27, 2015

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.