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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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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.

Santa Monica Airport Appeal

1:04 min

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal.

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.

DOT Issues Revised Schedule for Medical Reform

0:58 min

The Department of Transportation releases a revised schedule for the progress of the rule through the bureaucracy.

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.

AOPA Pushes DOT to End Medical Reform Delay

3:30 min

AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

Medical Reform and Drone Ruling Stalled

2:03 min

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.

Congressional Hearing on Drones

3:23 min

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.

Airspace Win in Nantucket

0:43 min

Over Thanksgiving AOPA was able to work with the FAA to fix a TFR that closed the Nantucket airport to VFR operations.

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