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AOPA Activities at AirVenture 2015

2:59 min

AOPA hosts a variety of activities around the complex at AirVenture 2015.

Progress soon on Third Class Medical reform?

4:12 min

Find out what's taking so darned long to get any progress on Third Class Medical reform,and how the measure could start moving forward soon.

2015 AOPA Homecoming Fly In

3:04 min

AOPA welcomed thousands of pilots to headquarters in Frederick, MD.

First look at the Falcon 5X

0:53 min

Dassault rolls out the Falcon 5X, in style.

Rep. Todd Rokita interview

10:41 min

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) talks about the progress of Third Class Medical reform in Congress, how AOPA members can help get rid of the medical requirement, and the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace system.

Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue

24:28 min

Watch as a series of delays, poor decisions, and lack of preparation turns a four hour cross-country flight into a 30-hour survival crisis for a pilot and his family in the unforgiving Idaho backcountry.

AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In

2:32 min

Find out the great sights to see and things to do around the AOPA Salinas Regional Fly In.

One Week Ready to Solo

3:10 min

A look at the ambitious plan to go from zero to ready to solo in one week.

Bizav & You

0:45 min

Want to fly around in a Pilatus PC-12NG? AOPA and Pilatus Aircraft are working together to give you a chance to fly the aircraft of missions for which it is well suited.

Unions concerned about drones

0:31 min

A group of transportation unions say that Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, UAV, or drones) aren't ready for commercial use because they could pose a safety threat to manned aircraft.

Pilot's Bill of Rights - Medical Certificate Reform

0:52 min

AOPA is calling all pilots to action to urge Congress to support the Pilot's Bill of Rights II, which includes Third Class Medical reform. The bill would allow pilots to fly noncommercially in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds carrying five passengers below 14,000 feet in VFR and IFR conditions without the need for a medical certificate.

Medical certificate reform update.

1:33 min

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

AvGas update

0:59 min

Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed

3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge

1:30 min

Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.

Dr. Copter Memorial

1:35 min

Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B

2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Frederick Fly-In

1:06 min

There was a little bit of everything at AOPA's Homecoming Fly-In including a variety of aircraft, an aerial performance by Michael Goulian and a chance to be a part of the GA community.

AOPA Debonair giveaway

6:20 min

AOPA surprises the lucking winner of the Debonair Sweepstakes in the air!

C152 Reimagined

3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

C152 Reimagined

3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

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.

Three generations of women pilots

4:02 min

Mother, daughter, granddaughter, all pilots, all giving back to get more women in the air.

AOPA flight training scholarships

1:13 min

The AOPA Foundation is offering scholarships to help support outstanding student 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.

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.

Santa Monica Airport

1:26 min

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

PilotWorkshops

8:28 min

New benefit for AOPA members from AOPA Premier Partner PilotWorkshops - free access to a selection of audio and video training programs.

Women find their wings: Three generations of Latimer-women fly

3:32 min

Three generations of Latimer-women live, breathe and instruct other women in the hope of increasing the number of women pilots.

AOPA charter member Bill Bailey

6:44 min

Bill Bailey is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA rolls. These excerpts are from an interview with him on the occasion of the association’s seventy-fifth anniversary.

AOPA Charter member Clancy Hess

8:18 min

Clancy Hess is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA rolls. These excerpts are from an interview with him on the occasion of the association’s seventy-fifth anniversary.

AOPA charter member Ed Adams

4:08 min

Ed Adams is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA rolls. These excerpts are from an interview with him on the occasion of the association’s seventy-fifth anniversary.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA

0:48 min

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

PilotWorkshop programs for AOPA members

1:16 min

New benefit for AOPA members. Free access to selected PilotWorkshop educational offerings.

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.

AOPA Foundation - Pilots N Paws

1:37 min

AOPA Foundation gives aviation charity Pilots N Paws a Giving Back award of $10,000

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.

GAO wants medical certification improvements

1:08 min

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

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.

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.

New sleep apnea guidelines

2:02 min

FAA backs off on sleep apnea policy. New guidelines reasonable.

AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative

1:35 min

Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!

User fees in President's 2015 budget

2:50 min

President Obama proposes a $100 per flight "surcharge" for air traffic control.

Driver's license medical

1:04 min

Progress towards being able to fly some aircraft without a 3rd class medical certificate.

New FAA angle of attack indicator policy

1:05 min

New policy makes it easier and cheaper to retrofit angle of attack indicators on certificated aircraft.

Judge orders mediation on Santa Monica

1:30 min

Judge orders mediation on city of Santa Monica suit against the FAA.

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