Advocacy

Huerta-Baker interview

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.

 
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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.

CBP stops in national media

1:59 min

The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.

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.

FAA completes ADS-B network

1:32 min

The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.

Saving an airport

3:29 min

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

FAA urged to adopt drone rules

1:47 min

AOPA and others urge FAA to quickly adopt regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) to protect all airspace users.

GAO wants medical certification improvements

1:08 min

Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.

Marking towers

1:03 min

AOPA urges states to adopt laws requiring that meteorological evaluation towers by hazard marked so they can be seen by pilots in low-flying aircraft.

Aviation leaders on growing GA

2:24 min

Heads of the aviation associations with ideas on how to grow the pilot population.

Santa Monica initiative to let voters decide airport future

0:52 min

Santa Monica citizens launch ballot initiative to let the voters, instead of the city council, determine the future of SMO.

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