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Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

Advocacy | Sep 10, 2014

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Successful in Spokane

Article | Aug 17, 2014

“I want to spend every day here!” cried a small boy as the fourth 2014 AOPA Regional Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, came to a close at Felts Field Aug. 16.

Pilot Getaways: Priest Lake, Idaho

Article | Aug 04, 2014

The murmur of a breeze in the evergreens sings a soft harmony to the deep blue of a brightening sky—it’s morning in the Idaho mountains. In Priest Lake, Idaho, the choices of fun and relaxation, from water-skiing to huckleberry picking, are nearly limitless. Explore the area during your visit to AOPA’s Spokane Fly-In.

Pilot flies Citabria to Oshkosh for Wounded Warriors

Article | Aug 01, 2014

After six days; flying 5,600 miles at 85 knots in a Citabria from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin; camping out at airports along the way; and eating Mountain House dried food, 21-year-old Alex Mumley-Dupuis said he was ready for a good meal upon arrival at EAA AirVenture.

Briefing: Flight for a cause

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Two pilots from Fairbanks, Alaska, are flying to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer, and they’ve decided to make the journey a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

King Schools unveils Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes

Article | Jul 28, 2014

King Schools has opened entries for its annual Alaskan Aviation Adventure Sweepstakes.

FAA approves first commercial unmanned flights over land

Article | Jun 11, 2014

The Puma AE, a hand-launched aircraft with a wingspan of nine feet, will survey Alaskan roads and infrastructure for energy corporation BP.

Valdez fly-in celebrates Alaska GA

Article | May 07, 2014

The fun of an Alaska fly-in awaits those who turn out for the Valdez Fly In and Air Show, scheduled May 9 to 11.

Baker to speak at Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Advocacy | Apr 29, 2014

Exhibits, seminars, and a keynote address from AOPA President Mark Baker are some highlights at the upcoming Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

Alaska seminar launches float season

Advocacy | Apr 17, 2014

Alaska seaplane pilots will gather at Lake Hood April 26 for a day of free seminars, briefings, and conversation to kick off the season.

Beaver reigns in Best Aircraft Showdown

Article | Apr 08, 2014

The de Havilland Beaver showed off its staying power once again, taking on and topping all comers in AOPA's 2014 Best Aircraft Showdown.

Topics Alaska, Travel

DeLorme cuts inReach service fees

Article | Apr 01, 2014

DeLorme has cut inReach service fees, and the satellite communicator has been approved for Lockheed Martin’s Adverse Condition Alerting Service and FAA satellite reporting in Alaska.

Alaska Archie League award winner audio of ATC save

Article | Mar 27, 2014

Listen to audio recording of the assist that earned these controllers the Archie League Medal of Safety Awards.

Topics Alaska, Travel

Fairbanks eyes GA expansion

Advocacy | Feb 05, 2014

Airport officials in Fairbanks, Alaska, are poised to add new lots to the general aviation side of the field.

Around the world in 25 days

Pilot Magazine | Nov 19, 2013

How do you approach a flight around the world—do you fly from dawn to dusk, set a leisurely schedule with lots of time for sightseeing, or shoot for something in between?

Customs cutbacks hitting GA in Fairbanks, Alaska

Article | Nov 05, 2013

AOPA has requested that U.S. Customs and Border Protection reverse new service cutbacks to smaller general aviation aircraft arriving in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Class D airspace takes effect Oct. 17 at Bryant Field

Article | Aug 15, 2013

Class D airspace will go into effect Oct. 17 at Bryant Army Airfield in Anchorage, Alaska, in a layout modified in response to concerns expressed by AOPA and other users about the design's complexity and possible impact on high-volume air traffic northeast of the city.

Comment deadline reset on Alaska F-16 squadron relocation

Article | Aug 07, 2013

The Air Force has made more time available for pilots to submit comments on the impact of a proposed relocation of the 18th Aggressor Squadron.

Topics Alaska, Travel

AOPA concerned about proposed unmanned aircraft operations

Article | Jul 17, 2013

AOPA is calling for further changes to a proposed expansion of restricted and military operations airspace in Alaska.

FAA hears users, will reexamine Class D Airspace at Bryant Army Airfield

Advocacy | Jun 13, 2013

The FAA has proposed a reduced Class D airspace area at Alaska’s Bryant Army Airfield after concerns from the public, saying additional information is needed.

Air Force delays hearing dates on proposed F-16 squadron relocation

Article | Jun 13, 2013

AOPA has more time to respond to an Air Force proposal to relocate an Alaska F-16 squadron.

Topics Alaska, Travel

‘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.

AOPA celebrates Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

Article | May 09, 2013

AOPA was out in full force at the Alaska Airmen's Association's fifteenth annual Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering May 4 and 5.

FreeFlight lands $7 million FAA contract for ADS-B equipment

Article | May 06, 2013

FreeFlight Systems of Texas has landed a $7 million deal with the FAA to equip up to 600 Alaskan aircraft with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipment, a reward for those who tested the system now at the heart of NextGen.