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NM lawmakers share love for GA on 'Aviation Day'

Advocacy | Feb 26, 2013

General aviation felt the love on Valentine's Day from New Mexico lawmakers during Aviation Day at the Capitol. New Mexico House and Senate committees advanced bills Feb. 14 to reinstate funding from the state’s general fund for the aviation trust fund.

New Mexico hailstorm highlights tax effect

Advocacy | Jan 17, 2013

Repairs are still under way after an October hailstorm damaged nearly every aircraft at Los Alamos Airport in New Mexico, where a state tax has driven maintenance facilities and aircraft owners out of state.

New Mexico drops proposed seaplane ban in face of opposition

Advocacy | Dec 26, 2012

A proposed seaplane ban in New Mexico was tabled after the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department’s State Parks Division received hundreds of comments opposing the measure.

New Mexico TMOA plan crowds out airspace users

Advocacy | Oct 24, 2012

An Air Force plan to establish a temporary military operations area in New Mexico would leave multiple sections of several IFR routes unusable while providing general aviation pilots with no way to acquire real-time information on the airspace's activation.

NM seaplane ban opposed

Article | Oct 18, 2012

New Mexico officials should work with pilots on mutual goals rather than adopt a state agency's plan to ban seaplanes from public waters, AOPA said in a state regulatory filing.

Mexico eyes advance passenger information system

Advocacy | Oct 17, 2012

Mexico's government has proposed establishing an advance passenger information system (APIS) for flights entering and exiting the country, but the plan has quickly raised concerns about "unworkable" procedures and pricy penalties for pilots who fail to comply.

Overcome fear of drug cartels, fly to Mexico

Article | Oct 12, 2012

With highly publicized drug trafficking between the United States and Mexico and drug wars in parts of the latter country, many pilots worry about making a trip south of the border. Club Pilotos de Mexico Chief Pilot Jim Swickard is hoping to change that image and encourage more pilots to fly to Mexico.

Oklahoma, New Mexico celebrate aviation

Advocacy | Sep 12, 2012

Proclamations recognizing the role general aviation plays to support the health, safety, and prosperity of the community at large have been issued by governors in Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Tragedy in Mexico

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2012

Humanitarian group suffers fatal accident

Spaceport launches new look, plans expanded tours

Article | Jul 11, 2012

The gateway to civilian space travel is quickly taking shape in the New Mexico desert, and Spaceport America celebrated landing a certificate of occupancy for its operations center with a new website, logo, and a promise of expanded tours for the curious this summer.