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.
The FAA maps out its timeline for rulemaking on a driver's license medical. Don't hold your breath.
A community bands together to save Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now it's thriving.
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.
The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.
Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.
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 announces rule making to let private pilots fly some aircraft with a driver's license in place of a third class medical certificate.
FAA backs off on sleep apnea policy. New guidelines reasonable.
Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!
President Obama proposes a $100 per flight "surcharge" for air traffic control.
Progress towards being able to fly some aircraft without a 3rd class medical certificate.
New policy makes it easier and cheaper to retrofit angle of attack indicators on certificated aircraft.
Judge orders mediation on city of Santa Monica suit against the FAA.
FAA asks judge to dismiss lawsuit by city of Santa Monica
FAA apologizes for delay on answering petition for a driver's license medical.
How does the Debonair handle?
AOPA schedules weekend fly-ins across the country.
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.
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.
One expert says the FAA is wrong on how it wants to determine who might be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.
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