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AOPA fights new FAA rules on Sleep Apnea

AOPA insists FAA withdraw the new sleep apnea policy. The intrusive policy doesn’t improve safety and actually raises costs.

 
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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.

Mavericks Aerobatic Team

2:58 min

A well-seasoned team of pilots, the Mavericks perform precision aerobatics to keep their skills sharp, and in the process prove that age alone is no obstacle.

Paws and Planes Day at the National Aviation Community Center

2:34 min

The AOPA National Aviation Community Center hosted Paws and Planes, an event that showed kids flying for others – including our four-footed friends – can be rewarding and fun.

AOPA Partners with Share Aviation

1:43 min

AOPA partners with ShareAviation.com to help spread interest in flying.

Light Sport Aircraft Prices

3:02 min

There's a wide variety of airplanes that fall under LSA rules, one for almost any need or budget.

ProFlight CJ Simulator Training

4:15 min

Learning to fly a CJ business jet in a simulator alone at ProFlight in Carlsbad, CA.

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.

GAMA State of the Industry report

1:57 min

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association reports on new aircraft shipments for 2014.

General Aviation Economic Impact

1:16 min

General aviation provides more the one million jobs and $219 billion in economic impact to the US economy.

NASA's Icing Wind Tunnel

5:07 min

A look inside NASA's giant icing wind tunnel.

Flying the One Week Wonder

1:55 min

We test fly EAA's One Week Wonder, a Zenith built by thousands at Oshkosh.

Medical certificate reform update.

1:33 min

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) vows that medical certificate reform will happen in 2015.

AOPA Live This Week - February 5, 2015

19:34 min

Bill Harrelson has a right to brag, having just returned from a pole-to-pole circumnavigation in a Lancair IV and staking a claim on a world record. Harrelson talks about how he did it, and the biggest challenges. Enstrom Helicopter Corp. is reborn out of Chinese investment to flex its American manufacturing might. For the first time in years, the President’s proposed budget does not include user fees on General Aviation aircraft operations.

Cold Weather Flying

2:40 min

Tips for owner pilots on helping the airplane make it through the winter.

The Ultimate King Air -- King Air 350 ER

5:01 min

The biggest King Air does it all, and from the most primitive strips.

AOPA Live This Week - January 29, 2015

20:21 min

Some tips on cold weather flying. An exclusive interview with the NORAD commander about busting TFRs. A pilot report on the heaviest of the King Airs. More on the Cirrus ditching.

New FAA sleep apnea policy

6:07 min

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

NORAD Commander interview

13:55 min

Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.

Lake Havasu Balloon Festival

2:07 min

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was treated to a colorful display as the local balloon festival marked its fifth year.

Repo Man

2:08 min

Airplane repossession is a specialized field, and Nick Popovich is a specialist within it. These days he'll pass on general aviation aircraft in favor of bigger game.

Mark Baker Honored at Living Legends of Aviation

1:37 min

Harrison Ford presented his legacy award to AOPA President Mark Baker at the Twelfth Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards.

AOPA Live This Week - January 22, 2015

18:46 min

Repo man Nick Popovich and his team specialize in the kind of aircraft that come with overhead bins and drink carts. Also this week, AOPA President Mark Baker is honored by Harrison Ford in Hollywood, and balloons in numbers over Lake Havasu City.

NTSB Top 10 List

2:58 min

General Aviation is on the NTSB Top Ten Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements for 2015.

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

1:09 min

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, kicked off the show season with a few unusual arrivals.

Bahamas Sea Planes

2:28 min

There is no more scenic way to see the Bahamas than by touring in a seaplane.

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