AOPA is encouraging members to contact their legislators and ask them to support a House bill that would force the FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing any policies related to sleep disorders.
Count down the top 10 Air Safety Institute products of 2013 between now and the end of the year. With this pick, you can refresh your airspace knowledge from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
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.
Though unrivaled in its capacity for scooping and dumping water on wildfires--nearly 30 tons of water can be released in a single drop, enough to make the ground shake nearby--work for the Martin Mars has dried up amid competition from newer aircraft.
AOPA and EAA leaders will expand the collaboration begun in recent years, pledging to cooperate on wide-ranging issues from youth programs to member events.
A Gulfstream business jet outfitted for science is probing Atlantic clouds between Germany and Barbados.
Six aviation trail-blazers including the first female U.S. jet airline captain, an Apollo astronaut, an air racer, a record-setting test pilot, and a pair of brothers renowned for aircraft design innovation will be enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2014.
Flight testing of a factory version of the Quicksilver Sport 2S, the first of two models with factory-built versions planned, is complete.
FAA personnel reallocations, terminated government contracts in an effort to save costs, glitches with progress on the Digital Imaging Workflow System, and the government shutdown have compounded to produce a larger-than-usual backlog of special issuance medicals for tens of thousands of pilots.
With more reports from law-abiding pilots stopped by armed federal agents on the ramp, AOPA has prepared a kneeboard checklist on how to handle the situation.
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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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