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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.

Sen. Pat Roberts interview

5:45 min

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is not happy with the answers he's getting from Customs and Border Protection about unwarranted stops and searches of GA pilots by CBP agents. Tom Haines interviews.

GA Joint Steering Committee

2:14 min

General Aviation Joint Steering Committee meets with FAA Administrator and advocates for more flexibility to install new technology on old airplanes.

Beechcraft sells T6s to New Zealand

0:30 min

Beechcraft sells 11 T6-C turboprop trainers to Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Super Petrel LS

1:04 min

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

GA on NTSB Most Wanted Safety Improvements List

2:14 min

National Transportation Safety Board wants better weather information in the cockpit, better forecasting, and better pilot weather education to reduce general aviation accidents.

Driver's license medical update

1:12 min

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

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

0:48 min

AOPA responds to FAA simulator policy

Congress passes FAA budget

0:31 min

Congress gives FAA a slight increase for 2014. Funding for contract control towers and aviation fuel research. No user fees.

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.

Shell unleaded avgas

8:12 min

Shell Aviation announces an unleaded avgas that could replace 100LL.

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.

Jim Fallows on opening China's airspace.mp4

10:28 min

China turns control of some airspace over to civilian authority from the military, making it easier for general aviation flights. "China Airborne" author James Fallows explains what it means in this exclusive AOPA Live interview.

AOPA fights new FAA rules on Sleep Apnea

3:17 min

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

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