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Floatplane access to Big Lake Airport protected

Advocacy | Jan 09, 2013

The Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough in Alaska has rescinded a requirement for $1 million in liability coverage that threatened access by floatplanes to Big Lake Airport.

Topics Alaska, Travel

Coast-to-coast efforts boost safety, economies in 2012

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2012

AOPA’s new regional managers worked with headquarters staff to defend pilots’ access to airports, promote tax and economic policies that keep the general aviation industry healthy, and keep the skies safe for GA pilots.

Alaska borough passes tall structures ordinance

Advocacy | Dec 13, 2012

Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Borough has passed an ordinance governing the construction of telecommunications towers and other tall structures, and precluding them from interference with approaches to the region's airports.

Topics Alaska, Travel

Tips and secrets from 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilots

Article | Oct 13, 2012

The Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska" pilots - John Ponts, Doug Stewart, and Luke Hickerson - traveled south to Palm Springs, Calif., for AOPA Aviation Summit to share flying tips with pilots and encourage future aviators. AOPA asked the pilots-turned-celebrities what it’s like flying for a TV show in Alaska, their pet peeves, and more. As you’ll see, their newfound fame hasn't gone to their heads. These serious (but comical) aviators put safety first and provide advice on communication, backcountry flying, and more.

5 reasons you can’t miss Summit

Article | Oct 03, 2012

With Palm Springs, Calif., sporting a $200 million facelift for this year's AOPA Aviation Summit, the association is upping the ante. This event is one no pilot will want to miss.

Comments sought on airspace change near Merrill Field

Advocacy | Sep 27, 2012

AOPA is urging pilots who fly in the busy corridor around Anchorage, Alaska, to weigh in by Oct. 9 on an FAA proposal to establish Class D airspace at Bryant Army Air Field.

AV8RS teen members get free admission to Summit

Article | Sep 26, 2012

Teen AOPA AV8RS can hear tales of Arctic adventures from "Flying Wild Alaska" stars, jam with flying musicians, and get advice from instructors--for free.

Dine with Harrison Ford, 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilots, Dave Coulier

Article | Sep 13, 2012

Call it the ultimate $100 hamburger run. Fly in to Palm Springs, Calif., for the AOPA Foundation's A Night for Flight charity gala and dine with Harrison Ford and AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines; the Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska" pilots John Ponts and Luke Hickerson; and comedian Dave Coulier and Discovery Channel's 'Flying Wild Alaska' pilot Doug Stewart.

It's official: Alaska appreciates general aviation

Advocacy | Sep 05, 2012

Nowhere are pilots and their aircraft more vital to the well-being of their communities than in Alaska.