Federal Air Surgeon Fred Tilton contacted AOPA Dec. 19 to announce that the FAA will not move ahead with implementing its new sleep apnea policy in January. Instead, in the new year, the agency will open discussions with aviation industry stakeholders to find a way to balance pilots’ and the FAA’s concerns.
Two pilots share lessons learned after crashing at night, one into Tampa Bay in Florida and the other into the living room of a top-floor apartment near Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
In this Air Safety Institute pick, learn from the tragic Dec. 20, 2011, accident of a Socata TBM-700 that crashed near Morristown, N.J. The aircraft plunged nearly 18,000 feet in less than a minute.
Every year, pilots nationwide make a dangerous gamble in the cold, wet weather of winter, where icing reigns. Ill-equipped to combat the conditions, they pay a high price for their lack of preparation and underestimation of their foe. Learn more about hazards of flying in and around rain and snow, and avoid such dangers.
AOPA has named Jim Coon as senior vice president of government affairs and advocacy. Coon has years of experience working with Congress and the aviation industry.
When President Barack Obama travels to Hawaii for the holidays, a presidential TFR will be in place, but thanks to AOPA’s ongoing advocacy efforts, certain accommodations have been made for general aviation operations.
The FAA has certified the airworthiness of the HF120 turbofan engine that will power the Hondajet, setting the stage for the engine’s production.
The sponsor of a bill to expand the number of pilots eligible to fly with a driver’s license medical is asking colleagues for their support.
A general aviation advocate hopes that a new tour will help give the industry a shot in the arm and attract more to become pilots.
Pressure on airports continues to mount. The AOPA Airport Support Network provides the vehicle for members to work with AOPA to establish an early warning system to protect airports.
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AOPA is building a national Network of flying clubs and the Finder is the place to see the progress. The Finder allows you to find a club in your area or promote your established club.
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