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More time granted to comment on military airspace changes

Advocacy | May 31, 2012

Military commanders have extended the deadline to comment on a sweeping set of proposed changes that would impact general aviation flights in Alaska.

Extension requested to review Alaska military plan

Advocacy | May 24, 2012

AOPA has requested a 60-day extension of the comment period on proposed changes to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to address the multiple concerns the proposed actions are raising for communities and the state's aviation industry.

Lake Hood Airstrip to close during construction

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2012

Anchorage, Alaska's Lake Hood Airstrip will be closed starting May 7 for a construction project that is expected to be completed June 8.

Alaska pilot survey seeks improved flight safety

Advocacy | Apr 20, 2012

AOPA and the Alaska Airmen's Association, working to reduce aircraft collision risk in the Mat Su Valley, have launched an online pilot survey about flight operations in the region located north of Anchorage.

Resuming the Journey: Takeoffs and landings

Article | Apr 19, 2012

A pilot's first lesson after a nine-year hiatus left her feeling increasingly confident in regaining her skills. But how would she handle the second lesson: takeoffs and landings with winds of 13 knots gusting to 18?

Transportation plan studies Alaska’s federal lands

Advocacy | Apr 05, 2012

Partnership with the aviation community should help shape a long-range transportation plan being developed for 221 million acres of federally managed lands in Alaska, AOPA said.

Alaska military airspace plan presented to public

Advocacy | Apr 04, 2012

The document detailing proposed changes to a vast complex of special-use airspace in Alaska has been released for public inspection, with a series of hearings set for May, and comments solicited by June 7.

Resuming the Journey: Aircraft familiarization

Article | Apr 04, 2012

After being out of the cockpit for nine years, a pilot getting back into flying might be a little nervous. Is taking off and landing like riding a bicycle again after nearly a decade?

Resuming the journey: A pilot's return to flight

Article | Mar 20, 2012

A journey that began with backcountry flights in Alaska takes twists and turns for one woman to become a pilot, only to have to put those dreams aside as life events interfere. Now, an opportunity to return to Alaska for some summer flights has once again ignited the desire to get back in the left seat.

Alaska borough repeals aircraft tax

Advocacy | Mar 14, 2012

Aircraft owners in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of Alaska will save $75 to $125 a year on registration fees now that the Borough Assembly has voted to repeal a registration tax.