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Senate Commerce Committee Proposes FAA Reauth Bill

1:26 min

A small step for legislation, a step forward for medical certificate reform.

Proposed rule will streamline GA aircraft certification

1:28 min

The FAA has announced a proposed rule that would make it easier, faster, and less expensive to get modern safety equipment into general aviation aircraft.

Washington Moves on Part 23 and FAA Reauthorization

2:47 min

Big movement in Washington as the Senate moves on FAA Reauthorization and the FAA moves on the Part 23 rewrite.

FAA funding hearing

3:03 min

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee heard widely differing perspectives on proposed FAA reauthorization legislation.

Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed

4:10 min

Medical certificate reform, user fees for some, and a privatized air traffic control system, all in the just introduced Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act.

Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 Advances

2:22 min

A Senate committee has approved the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, putting third class medical reform over a major hurdle.

Kidney Stones no longer require Special Issuance

1:12 min

Kidney Stones have been added to the list of conditions an AME can issue... in the office.

User fees on front of mind at NBAA 2015

2:10 min

Talk was centered on the threat of user fees at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas.

Third Class Medical reform advancing in Senate

1:31 min

We are seeing movement on Third Class Medical Reform.

AOPA's High School Aviation Initiative

4:19 min

AOPA launches program to bring aviation into high schools to help teach STEM and spark interest in general aviation.

Ken Mead - New FAA Compliance Philosophy

6:54 min

FAA announces a new compliance philosophy, where it will seek to educate and retrain pilots first, rather than start an enforcement action.

Medical Reform Update from Colorado Springs

2:15 min

AOPA President Mark Baker provides an update on third class medical reform at the Colorado Springs Regional Fly-In.

Third Class Medical Reform - Sept 10, 2015

3:18 min

AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim Coon provides an update on the progress toward third class medical reform.

AOPA's Jim Coon explains Third Class Medical Reform Strategy

13:01 min

AOPA Sr VP Government Affairs chronicles Medical Reform setbacks and a new path forward.

Third Class Medical Update from AirVenture

0:45 min

Earlier this week, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Boozman (R-AR) filed an amendment that would add third class medical reform language to the highway bill now being debated in the Senate.

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

2:05 min

Regarding third class medical reform, Huerta said the FAA is working "continuously and diligently" on improvements--but he cautioned the audience that "the pilot perspective is not the only perspective" on this issue.

Sen. Jim Inhofe - AirVenture 2015 AOPA Live interview

9:12 min

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) on third class medical reform and the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2.

AOPA: Make ADS-B traffic available to all

2:17 min

AOPA renews call for the FAA to not withhold traffic data from aircraft not yet equipped with ADS-B out.

Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?

4:12 min

Find out what's taking so darned long to get any progress on Third Class Medical reform,and how the measure could start moving forward soon.

Private ATC proposed

4:08 min

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) unveils his proposal to create a not-for-profit, federally chartered corporation to operate and modernize ATC; AOPA weighs in.

Rep. Todd Rokita interview

10:41 min

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) talks about the progress of Third Class Medical reform in Congress, how AOPA members can help get rid of the medical requirement, and the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace system.

Oklahoma passes law to keep wind turbines away from airports.mp4

0:25 min

Oklahoma Senate Bill 808 was signed into law. Find out what it means for airports in the Sooner State.

Mark on the Hill

2:01 min

A hectic day on the hill for AOPA President Mark Baker. He worked on key G-A issues including third class medical reform, the high cost to equip for the FAA's 2020 ADS-B Out Mandate, and FAA funding.

Pilots Bill of Rights 2 - Call to action a success

1:41 min

We asked, you listened. Now Members of Congress are up to their ailerons in letters that support third class medical reform legislation.

Unions concerned about drones

0:31 min

A group of transportation unions say that Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, UAV, or drones) aren't ready for commercial use because they could pose a safety threat to manned aircraft.

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