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ECi cylinder AD

2:04 min

AOPA opposes proposed airworthiness directive on ECi cylinders as unnecessary and overly expensive.

EPS diesel V8

0:55 min

First flight of the EPS Graflight V8 diesel engine for general aviation.

Santa Monica Airport

1:26 min

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

U2 Dragon Lady Stops Traffic

1:05 min

She may be pushing 60, but the Dragon Lady can still stop traffic. Find out how a Cold War spy plane brought modern airliners to a halt.

Take an aerobatic ride in Indy

1:52 min

You can fly with aerobatic star Billy Werth at the AOPA Indianapolis Regional Fly In. You've got to see this guy's act - his brother chases him down the runway on a motorcycle.

AOPA goes to the top to stop CBP unwarranted searchres

2:41 min

Customs and Border Protection continues to direct unwarranted stops of innocent pilots. AOPA President Baker gets promise from CBP Commissioner that there will be fewer stops in the future.

First E-Fan flight

0:43 min

Airbus Group flies the all-composite, battery powered E-Fan for the first time.

EASA concedes over-regulating GA

0:48 min

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

FAA stands up first UAS test area

0:53 min

Testing begins in North Dakota to gather data on how to integrate small unmanned aerial systems (drones) into the national airspace system.

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.

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.

Google drones

0:53 min

Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.

FAA urged to adopt drone rules

1:47 min

AOPA and others urge FAA to quickly adopt regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) to protect all airspace users.

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.

Aviation leaders on growing GA

2:24 min

Heads of the aviation associations with ideas on how to grow the pilot population.

Redbird challenge

3:12 min

How precisely can you fly? Redbird launches a challenge that you can complete at many flight schools.

Santa Monica initiative to let voters decide airport future

0:52 min

Santa Monica citizens launch ballot initiative to let the voters, instead of the city council, determine the future of SMO.

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 Redbird VTO helicopter trainer

1:53 min

Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.

Textron commits to piston aircraft

1:52 min

Textron Aviation says its Cessna and Beechcraft piston products are going to be produced for the long term.

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!

Aerial Exposures camera mount

1:43 min

Pilot and photographer Arnie Izkowitz has created a revolution in gyro-stabilized aerial video with his inventions. The results are simply stunning.

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