AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in Alaska.
AOPA participated in an FAA meeting and area pilots in Fairbanks, Alaska, recently to discuss operations at cold temperature restricted airports. The meeting was prompted by the Interior Alaska Flight Instructors Association, which asked the FAA to clarify the procedures now required at selected airports across the country, including many in Alaska. Pilots at the meeting raised concerns about the complexity of the procedures, and the impact of temperature inversions. AOPA is now working with FAA with the goal of reducing pilot workload. Pilots who want more information about the procedures will find an AOPA Air Traffic Services Brief on Cold Temperature Restricted Airports on AOPA.org.