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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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Dr Richard Sloan FPA

6:26 min

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.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform

12:12 min

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.

Fight for Santa Monica looks promising

5:09 min

The battle has been ongoing for more than five decades, but things are looking up in our fight to keep Santa Monica Airport. Find out what you can do to help.

Congress sends letter to DOT about medical certificate reform

0:52 min

Congress is working to speed up the rule making process for third class medical reform. Members of the GA Caucus sent a letter to DOT telling them to hurry it up.

Sen. Inhofe interview

11:12 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

Sen. Inhofe interview

11:12 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.

Huerta-Baker interview

7:26 min

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.

CBP backs down

3:18 min

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.

CBP Press coverage

0:20 min

Another major newspaper reveals Customs and Border Patrol's stops of innocent pilots.

Superior cylinders AMOC

0:55 min

Alternative means of compliance provides way for grounded aircraft to get back in the air.

AOPA 75th anniversary

6:00 min

AOPA Board of Trustees member R. Anderson Pew and AOPA President Mark Baker talk about AOPA's past and future.

Danger Drones

2:17 min

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

ECi cylinder AD

2:04 min

AOPA opposes proposed airworthiness directive on ECi cylinders as unnecessary and overly expensive.

Santa Monica Airport

1:26 min

Santa Monica city council considers yet another ploy to close the airport.

AOPA 75th Anniversary

3:05 min

Month of May is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's 75th anniversary.

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards

1:24 min

Recreational Aviation Foundation a recipient of an AOPA Foundation Giving Back Award.

AOPA goes to the top to stop CBP unwarranted searchres

2:41 min

Customs and Border Protection continues to direct unwarranted stops of innocent pilots. AOPA President Baker gets promise from CBP Commissioner that there will be fewer stops in the future.

Petition to EPA opposing leaded avgas

1:22 min

Environmentalists file petition with EPA to declare aircraft emissions hazardous. AOPA says action puzzling since EPA knows industry well on the way to finding an unleaded fuel.

San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands

4:06 min

AOPA's San Marcos, Texas, fly-in a huge success, with nearly 3,000 attendees.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA

0:48 min

European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.

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.

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