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FAA Modernization Hearing on Capitol Hill

3:53 min

Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.

Santa Monica Airport Vote

1:04 min

Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.

Election Results

2:15 min

What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B

2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Customs and Border Protection Win

1:32 min

A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.

Dr Richard Sloan FPA

6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform

12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

Fight for Santa Monica looks promising

5:09 min

The battle has been ongoing for more than five decades, but things are looking up in our fight to keep Santa Monica Airport. Find out what you can do to help.

Huerta-Baker interview

7:26 min

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.

CBP backs down

3:18 min

One month after AOPA President Mark Baker met with Customs and Border Protection officials, the agency tells national news media it is changing its program so it won't needlessly affront law-abiding pilots.

CBP Press coverage

0:20 min

Another major newspaper reveals Customs and Border Patrol's stops of innocent pilots.

Superior cylinders AMOC

0:55 min

Alternative means of compliance provides way for grounded aircraft to get back in the air.

ECi cylinder AD

2:04 min

AOPA opposes proposed airworthiness directive on ECi cylinders as unnecessary and overly expensive.

AOPA 75th anniversary

6:00 min

AOPA Board of Trustees member R. Anderson Pew and AOPA President Mark Baker talk about AOPA's past and future.

Santa Monica Airport

1:26 min

Santa Monica city council considers yet another ploy to close the airport.

Danger Drones

2:17 min

Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.

San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands

4:06 min

AOPA's San Marcos, Texas, fly-in a huge success, with nearly 3,000 attendees.

Petition to EPA opposing leaded avgas

1:22 min

Environmentalists file petition with EPA to declare aircraft emissions hazardous. AOPA says action puzzling since EPA knows industry well on the way to finding an unleaded fuel.

AOPA 75th Anniversary

3:05 min

Month of May is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 75th anniversary.

AOPA goes to the top to stop CBP unwarranted searchres

2:41 min

Customs and Border Protection continues to direct unwarranted stops of innocent pilots. AOPA President Baker gets promise from CBP Commissioner that there will be fewer stops in the future.

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards

1:24 min

Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA

0:48 min

European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.

AME says 3rd Class Medical doesn't help

3:06 min

Dr. Brent Blue, a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, says that his issuing 3rd Class Medical Certificates over 30 years has done nothing to improve general aviation safety.

Driver's license medical update

2:26 min

The FAA maps out its timeline for rulemaking on a driver's license medical. Don't hold your breath.

Saving an airport

3:29 min

A community bands together to save Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now it's thriving.

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