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Pilot Magazine

Pilot Counsel: The hemispheric rule

The FAA flight rule that specifies VFR cruising altitudes is an important part of a collection of rules that is intended to help pilots to see and avoid other traffic.

Sep 01, 2015

Article

Oregon's McNary Field airspace changes cause confusion

Pilots flying near Salem, Oregon, should be vigilant about McNary Field's recent Class D airspace expansion; a small notch has been cut out of the airspace for operations at nearby Independence State Airport.

Aug 31, 2015 | comments

Article

Graphical drone briefing developed

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments
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Airspace Classes

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Counsel: The hemispheric rule

The FAA flight rule that specifies VFR cruising altitudes is an important part of a collection of rules that is intended to help pilots to see and avoid other traffic.

Sep 01, 2015

Article

Oregon's McNary Field airspace changes cause confusion

Pilots flying near Salem, Oregon, should be vigilant about McNary Field's recent Class D airspace expansion; a small notch has been cut out of the airspace for operations at nearby Independence State Airport.

Aug 31, 2015 | comments

Article

Deaf pilots connect at Colorado Springs

Neil Anthony Thomas said he earned his pilot certificate without having met another deaf pilot. In the year or so since he met Todd Barker at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, he's connected to a community.

Aug 20, 2015 | comments
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SFRA

Advocacy

AOPA wins delay in flight plan change

The FAA has agreed to an AOPA-requested delay in implementing changes to flight plan requirements.

Aug 10, 2015 | comments

Article

Pilot Getaways: Seaside tradition

Enjoy the beach, bay, and treasured wetlands of Ocean City, Maryland, on your way to our from the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, on June 6.

May 26, 2015

Article

Club Spotlight

Despite its name, the FAA Flying Club is not what you think. Originally formed by FAA employees more than 50 years ago, it has no formal ties to the agency anymore. The club operates a Piper Warrior and is open to anyone—FAA staff, other government employees, or the general public. FAA Flying Club President Mike Hilton talks about getting his club back on a solid financial footing and demystifies flying in the DC SFRA.

May 17, 2015
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SUA

Article

Powder River Complex to go live

The expanded Powder River Training Complex, a collection of special-use airspace covering approximately 28,000 square miles in the Northwest, will become active Sept. 17.

Aug 26, 2015

Advocacy

Member input sought on SoCal Metroplex study

AOPA is encouraging pilots who fly in southern California's congested airspace to review the Southern California Metroplex Project Draft Environmental Assessment and submit comments.

Aug 04, 2015

Advocacy

Oregon airspace initiative could impact GA

AOPA is urging members to review an airspace initiative by the Oregon Air National Guard that could have a major impact on IFR operations.

Jul 28, 2015
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TFR

Article

Historic wildfires spawn rash of TFRs

AOPA urges pilots to update temporary flight restriction information frequently and avoid violating restricted airspace, for safety and to assure the uninterrupted operation of aerial firefighting.

Aug 26, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Regulations

Tips for GA operators in the national airpace

Aug 07, 2015

Advocacy

TFRs impact Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs

Pilots flying in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs areas June 18 to 21 need to be extra vigilant. The FAA has issued notams for multiple temporary flight restrictions over the metropolitan areas for President Barack Obama's visit.

Jun 16, 2015
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