New IFR GPS Routes

Tom George, AOPA Alaska Regional Manager  IFR pilots should look for changes on the Low Altitude Enroute Charts across Alaska.  In the September 8th chart cycle, the FAA added or modified thirteen IFR T-Routes in the state, with an additional twenty-three routes yet to be added over the next several cycles.  These routes look different…

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Get involved in aviation workforce development! 

An exciting new construction project has started at the Mat-Su Career and Technical High School.  The Matanuska Susitna Borough School District has partnered with the non-profit Tango Flight to provide students with an opportunity to learn about aircraft maintenance and construction while assembling a Van’s Aircraft RV-12iS kit.  This construction project will take approximately two…

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Freedom to Fly by Bernie Willis

This has been a summer of contrasts. First came the dry spell and then the rains. The grass looked like Southern California and the hay farmers were noting about 20% of their normal growth, then the rains and there were not enough dry days to make hay at all. First smoke was in the air,…

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Hear the Glacier Groan at Childs Glacier Campground By Carmine Mowbray, RAF Publicity Liaison 

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the September newsletter of the Recreational Aviation Foundation and is available on www.theraf.org/  It is republished here with permission.  Alaska Airmen Association member, Al Clayton, approached the Airmen Association last year to share the RAF’s goal of completing this project and we were proud to contribute in a…

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