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Fly for MS returns triumphant

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

Feb 10, 2016

Advocacy

Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

Feb 04, 2016

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Sport Aviation Expo loses leader

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will continue in 2017 under new leadership. Bad weather has dampened attendance in recent years, and the event may adjust its schedule.

Feb 01, 2016
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U.S. Travel

Advocacy

Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

Feb 04, 2016

Advocacy

Super Bowl 50 flight advisory imminent

Pilots should be on the lookout for special flight operation procedures that the FAA will publish in advance of the NFL’s Super Bowl Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Jan 05, 2016

Article

Pilot Getaways: Fly-in dining

Ask a recreational pilot in central North Carolina about his favorite daytrip, and he’ll likely tell you about a little private airport right in the center of the Sandhills where you can get the finest hickory-smoked barbecue around.

Jan 04, 2016
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International Travel

Article

Fly for MS returns triumphant

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

Feb 10, 2016

Article

FlyforMS pilots check in from Uruguay

A pair of New York pilots circumnavigating South America for multiple sclerosis awareness has battled unexpected challenges, equipment issues, and weather delays while spreading their message of hope.

Jan 12, 2016

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Operator increases fees at 12 Mexico airports

AOPA is advising members of significant rate increases for landing, ramp, and parking at several Mexico airports operated by concession holder Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico.

Nov 10, 2015
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Alaska

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Alaska considers increasing fuel tax

Because of the dramatically low price of crude oil, Alaska is facing a budget short fall in excess of $3 billion. Consequently, the state government is looking for ways to decrease services or find supplemental streams of revenue.

Dec 03, 2015

Advocacy

FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments

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OpenAirplane passes 10,000-member mark

OpenAirplane, a free service that offers renter pilots a "universal checkout," allowing them to rent aircraft at multiple participating locations, has surpassed 10,000 members.

Sep 29, 2015
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Bahamas

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Staniel Cay airport in the Bahamas reopens

Staniel Cay Airport reopened Nov. 18, with a newly paved 3,000-foot-by-75-foot runway, said the Bahamas Ministry of Transport and Aviation.

Nov 23, 2015

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Disaster relief continues after Hurricane Joaquin

General aviation pilots are still needed to help deliver relief supplies in South Carolina after severe flooding, caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin, devastated the area.

Oct 14, 2015 | comments

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Bahamas airport closed

A 3,030-foot runway on Staniel Cay in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas is out of action, and a tour operator hopes to change that.

May 11, 2015
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Canada

Advocacy

FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

GA groups seek feedback on GPS failures

AOPA and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are launching a survey to gauge the amount of GPS interference and number of outages pilots flying in both countries have experienced.

Oct 14, 2015

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Club Spotlight

The Gateway Flying Club has been around since 1976 and like many clubs, faced some challenges when the economy took a downturn over the past several years. Based at Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE) in Anoka, Minnesota, the club weathered the storm by making adjustments to it finances, including a dry hourly rate and new member specials. Club President Chris Baye and Board Member-at-Large Curt Stoltz share how the club continues to succeed after nearly 40 years.

Sep 20, 2015
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Mexico

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Fly for MS returns triumphant

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

Feb 10, 2016

Article

Operator increases fees at 12 Mexico airports

AOPA is advising members of significant rate increases for landing, ramp, and parking at several Mexico airports operated by concession holder Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico.

Nov 10, 2015

Advocacy

FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments
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