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IFR Fix: It all adds up

The ceiling and visibility are forecast to be adequate. Total wind and crosswind component are within recommended guidelines. The terrain isn’t mountainous, but be aware of any obstructions. The runway gets a big check mark as being long enough, and wide enough. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Training Tip: Unusual aerial activity

A pilot studying airspace on a sectional chart before a cross-country flight notices an oddly shaped block of special-use airspace of considerable size, identified with the letter A followed by a number. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Teachers ‘flight test’ AOPA’s high school aviation curriculum

The AOPA You Can Fly High School Initiative is working to create aviation-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum for high schools across the country. A step in that effort is to put its curriculum for ninth graders to the test. Educators who will field test the curriculum this fall attended a teachers’ workshop

Senate advances FAA reauthorization

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted June 29 to advance FAA reauthorization legislation. Unlike a House bill that was approved by committee on June 28, the Senate legislation, which AOPA backs, and which was approved by voice vote, does not include the privatization of air traffic control. …read more Via:: AOPA

Take a stand against ATC privatization

AOPA is asking members to contact their members of Congress to oppose air traffic control privatization. “The time is now,” said AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker. “We’ve faced privatization battles before, but with support from the president and a nearly unified airline assault for control of the nation’s air traffic control system, now is