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.
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg and AOPA President Mark Baker wish AOPA members a happy holiday and share how members can give a gift to support general aviation.
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.
It’s a hackneyed phrase, but true: A picture’s worth a thousand words. So it is with satellite imagery. There’s a lot of information there, and much of it is fairly intuitive. Even so, there are strengths and limitations.
Cessna Aircraft owner Textron will buy Beechcraft for $1.4 billion in a major consolidation of U.S. general aviation manufacturers, multiple news outlets reported Dec. 20.
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.
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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