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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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San Marcos Fly-in draws thousands

4:06 min

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

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.

AOPA 75th Anniversary

3:05 min

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

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.

AOPA Foundcation Giving Back Awards

1:24 min

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

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.

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.

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