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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.

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.

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.

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.

GAO wants medical certification improvements

1:08 min

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

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.

Santa Monica update - move to dismiss lawsuit

0:26 min

FAA asks judge to dismiss lawsuit by city of Santa Monica

Flying the AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair

2:44 min

How does the Debonair handle?

Driver's license medical update

1:12 min

FAA apologizes for delay on answering petition for a driver's license medical.

New AOPA Regional Fly-Ins

2:23 min

AOPA schedules weekend fly-ins across the country.

AOPA Fly-Ins - Mark Baker

1:00 min

AOPA announces six regional AOPA Fly-Ins for 2014, and the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In at the association's Frederick, MD (FDK) headquaters to mark AOPA's 75th anniversary.

Rep. Todd Rokita on the GA Pilot Protection Act

11:00 min

Tom Haines interviews Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana on a bill that would direct the FAA to allow many pilots to fly using a driver's license for a medical certificate.

FAA Sleep Apnea policy

2:47 min

One expert says the FAA is wrong on how it wants to determine who might be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

Small Airplane Revitalization Act passes

0:42 min

Find out why this could make airplanes twice as safe and half as expensive.

Santa Monica Lawsuit

2:12 min

The City of Santa Monica, California flied a merit less lawsuit against the FAA. Find out what the city claims this time in their endless effort to shut down the KSMO airport.

Baker - Flying Clubs.mp4

1:28 min

AOPA President Mark Baker talks about AOPA reorganization and the associations commitment to encouraging flying clubs and good flight instruction.

Patty Wagstaff interview

11:19 min

Tom Haines talks to aerobatics legend Patty Wagstaff about her career, learning to fly, women in aviation, and flying an OV10 on fire fighting duties.

CBP has no apparent authority to stop pilots

3:57 min

CBP can't cite any specific authority to stop pilots. AOPA says federal agents must have real probable cause to search aircraft.

Meet the AOPA President Mark Baker

7:57 min

Some selections from the full interview with Mark Baker, AOPA President & CEO.

New AOPA President & CEO selected

3:52 min

AOPA Board of Trustees selects Mark Baker to succeed Craig Fuller as AOPA President & CEO.

Mark Baker interview

16:06 min

Tom Haines interviews AOPA President & CEO - elect Mark Baker.

AOPA Live This Week - August 22, 2013

19:21 min

New AOPA president named. Celebrating Orville's birthday, and rededicating AOPA's gift to the nation at First Flight. Fly Well on your hearing. The Super Cub makes it across the Atlantic, now on to Africa.

SMO most threatened airport in America

3:44 min

Santa Monica (SMO) is the most threatened general aviation airport in America. A look at AOPA's advocacy work to save airports.

Craig Fuller interview

16:12 min

AOPA President & CEO reflects on his years in the left seat for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

CBP can't find pilot stop records

1:27 min

Incredible. CBP says it can't find records on a pilot stop and search.

CBP responds to AOPA inquiry

2:00 min

Customs and Border Protection answers AOPA's inquiries with a "kiss off."

Independence Day message from Craig Fuller

0:32 min

A special message from AOPA President Craig Fuller.

FlyQ EFB demo

53:54 min

A full demonstration of the features and tools in AOPA FlyQ EFB for the iPad.

Planes - The Movie

3:47 min

An exclusive AOPA interview with the director of the new Disney movie "Planes."

Obsolete airman test questions

0:58 min

AOPA works with group to get old questions off the airmen's exam.

Fly Well - Food aloft

3:20 min

Dr. Jonathan Sackier on the importance of drinking and eating the right stuff when you are flying.

AOPA demands answers on CBP authority to stop and search domestic aircraft

3:35 min

AOPA challenges Customs and Border Protection's authority to stop and search pilots and aircraft on domestic flights inside the U.S.

Fly Well - Mental Illness

3:20 min

Depression can even strike pilots. But the FAA has changed regulations to allow special issuance certification for pilots using certain anti-depressant medications. Dr. Jonathan Sackier reports.

FlyQ Pocket update

0:25 min

Updates add new functionality to the AOPA FlyQ Pocket app available exclusively and free to AOPA members for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

New AOPA Aviation Finance Company

1:50 min

New resource to help pilots finance aircraft, avionics, and engine purchases.

AOPA Aviation Finance Company

6:28 min

Tom Haines interviews Adam Meredith and Joe Dini of the new AOPA Aviation Finance Company, LLC.

Fly Well - Ten Stupid Things Pilots do to Sabotage their Medicals - Part 2

3:25 min

The conclusion of Dr. Jonathan Sackier's list of things pilots do that can lead to a denial of a medical certificate.

AOPA medications database

0:49 min

The FAA won't tell you, but AOPA can. Our exclusive online database of the specific medications that can disqualify you from getting a medical certificate.

AOPA Summit in Fort Worth

0:28 min

Fort Worth will host the AOPA Aviation Summit this year October 10-12.

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