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Danger Drones

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

 
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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.

AvGas update

0:59 min

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

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.

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.

AOPA Terrafugia Support

0:55 min

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.

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