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Disney TFRs to be charted

The FAA, responding to urging from AOPA and other air traffic system users, will include two areas of congressionally mandated permanent flight restrictions to aeronautical charts.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

FAA tasks panel with addressing TFR issues

The FAA has formally tasked an industry committee with making recommendations for improving temporary flight restriction graphics in response to AOPA concerns about inconsistencies and errors in the way the airspace is depicted.

Apr 04, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Traffic surge expected in Houston for NCAA tournament

Increased air traffic is expected and possible management initiatives could be in place in Houston, Texas, during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Championship.

Mar 30, 2016
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Airspace Classes

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Florida's Lake City airport to transition to Class D airspace

Lake City Gateway Airport in northern Florida will be getting Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace to go with the tower that has been operating there for years.

Jan 13, 2016

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Building time, squeezed for space

If you are one to seek approach procedures that challenge your workload-management abilities, the ILS or LOC/DME RWY 35 approach to Colorado’s Greeley-Weld County Airport offers a test.

Dec 14, 2015

Article

Weigh in on Houston Executive airspace

AOPA members are encouraged to attend a Dec. 15 meeting on the proposed transition to Class D airspace around Houston Executive Airport.

Nov 18, 2015
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SFRA

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TFR planned in DC for nuclear security meeting

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in the Washington, D.C., area on March 31 and April 1.

Mar 22, 2016

Article

FAA lifts drone restriction

Model aircraft (including camera-toting drones) can once again operate within the outer ring of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area.

Feb 10, 2016 | comments

Article

Drones vs. FAA

The FAA, model aircraft enthusiasts, and drone pilots are locked in a litigious fight that could affect regulation of manned and unmanned aircraft alike.

Jan 07, 2016 | comments
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SUA

Advocacy

Disney TFRs to be charted

The FAA, responding to urging from AOPA and other air traffic system users, will include two areas of congressionally mandated permanent flight restrictions to aeronautical charts.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Mississippi restricted area expansion addressed many GA concerns

General aviation flights in the vicinity of a Mississippi restricted area that will expand May 26 will face fewer obstacles after AOPA raised GA’s concerns.

Mar 30, 2016

Advocacy

Southern California MOA requests raise concerns

The U.S. Marine Corps continues to push to make a sprawling expanse of temporary military operations areas in and around Southern California permanent.

Mar 24, 2016
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TFR

Advocacy

Disney TFRs to be charted

The FAA, responding to urging from AOPA and other air traffic system users, will include two areas of congressionally mandated permanent flight restrictions to aeronautical charts.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

FAA tasks panel with addressing TFR issues

The FAA has formally tasked an industry committee with making recommendations for improving temporary flight restriction graphics in response to AOPA concerns about inconsistencies and errors in the way the airspace is depicted.

Apr 04, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

TFR planned in DC for nuclear security meeting

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in the Washington, D.C., area on March 31 and April 1.

Mar 22, 2016
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