Breaking news: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a “manager’s amendment” to H.R. 4, a bill meant to provide long-term FAA funding. The amendment would remove the U.S. ATC system from the FAA and allow it to be run by a board where the airlines will have unparalleled control. AOPA urges pilots to contact their member of Congress today. Learn more
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Members of the Air Care Alliance attend Air Care 2018, a general aviation emergency and disaster preparedness summit at the AOPA You Can Fly campus in Frederick, Maryland, April 20, 2018. Photo by David Tulis.

Air Care Alliance summit seeks common ground

Flames from the afterburner trail behind Randy Ball's MiG-17F during a performance at Sun 'n Fun. Photo by Mike Collins.

Watch AOPA Live This Week, April 19

Training and safety

A happy passenger is mentally content and physically at ease throughout the flight. Photo by Mike Fizer.

Training Tip: Flying with passengers

Photo by Mike Fizer.

Should you get an instrument rating?

Datalink Weather: Choices and Capabilities


An Isle Royale Seaplanes Cessna 206 docks at Tobin Harbor, near Rock Harbor. Isle Royale is one of the few national parks you can access directly via seaplane. Photo courtesy Isle Royale Seaplanes.

Explore a remote wonderland by seaplane or ferry

The Destinations platform will allow pilots to search for airports based on a variety of parameters such as runway specifications, available fuels, and approach types.

New AOPA Destinations platform inspires, informs

AOPA's 2018 Fly-In locations include Missoula, Montana; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Carbondale, Illinois; and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

AOPA’s 2018 Fly-Ins: Gateways for exploration

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AOPA pilots get discounts of up to 60% off on select hotels.

April Showers Begins in 3-2-1


Attendees listen to AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker during a Pilot Town Hall at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by David Tulis.

Pilots react to AOPA's fight for airport access

The Capitol is home to the U.S. Congress and its House and Senate. The legislative branch has significant influence over general aviation. Photo by David Tulis.

FAA reauthorization bill 2.0 introduced in the House

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