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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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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.

Saving an airport

3:29 min

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

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.

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.

GAO wants medical certification improvements

1:08 min

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

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.

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.

FAA budges on medical certificate

3:01 min

FAA announces rule making to let private pilots fly some aircraft with a driver's license in place of a third class medical certificate.

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