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CBP backs down

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.

 
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Sen. Inhofe - Pilots Bill of Rights II

15:45 min

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.

New Third Class Medical Reform Legislation Introduced

2:18 min

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.

Proposed small drone rules

6:00 min

FAA proposes rules to regulate commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) weighing less than 55 pounds.

Medical certificate reform update.

1:33 min

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) vows that medical certificate reform will happen in 2015.

President proposes $15.8 billion FAA budget.mp4

2:06 min

President's proposed FY 2016 FAA budget does not have user fees. Budget includes money for aviation gasoline research to replace leaded avgas.

AvGas update

0:59 min

Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.

Santa Monica Airport Appeal

1:04 min

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal.

ADS-B Letter

1:49 min

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 Pending

0:41 min

Flights to Cuba are still pending as the FAA is scrambling to work out the details.

Powder River MOA Update

0:46 min

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.

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