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.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about a new Pilots Bill of Rights that would open the door to flying IFR up to 14,000 feet without a third class medical requirement.
FAA proposes rules to regulate commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) weighing less than 55 pounds.
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) vows that medical certificate reform will happen in 2015.
Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.
President's proposed FY 2016 FAA budget does not have user fees. Budget includes money for aviation gasoline research to replace leaded avgas.
AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal.
Fourteen general aviation groups including AOPA wrote the FAA asking for more aggressive steps to make the 2020 ADS-B mandate more affordable.
Flights to Cuba are still pending as the FAA is scrambling to work out the details.
AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition road-worthy airplane as a light sport aircraft.
The Air Force has issued a record of decision on the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
The Department of Transportation releases a revised schedule for the progress of the rule through the bureaucracy.
AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.
Proposed rule changes for Medical Certificate reform are still bottled up in the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget. The FAA has still not released much needed ruling on drones.
With near misses with drones in the news there is growing concern among pilots over this new source of flying FOD, and AOPA weighed in during a House subcommittee hearing on the topic.
Over Thanksgiving AOPA was able to work with the FAA to fix a TFR that closed the Nantucket airport to VFR operations.
We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...
Find out what AOPA told congressional decision makers about FAA modernization.
Santa Monica airport is now in the hands of the City Council after voters reject AOPA supported measure D.
What election results mean for AOPA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.
An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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