Still have questions about the 2020 ADS-B mandate? Don't worry, so do avionics professionals. AOPA Pilot Technical Editor Mike Collins explains from the AEA conference.
Honeywell queries flight departments to figure out how many helicopters will be sold in the next five years.
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.
Robinson Helicopters places an order for more than 1,000 Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engines for the R-44.
The AOPA Finance Company is making flight training loans available at very reasonable rates. Loans can be used for all flying purposes, and are exclusive to AOPA members.
AOPA joins with industry group to educate small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS, UAV or drones) how to operate safely in the national air space system.
Airbus Helicopters announces the H160 with unique curved main rotor blades.
Augusta Westland AW 609 tilt-rotor prototype flies into HAI Heli-Expo 2015. Test pilot says fly-by-wire design makes this helicopter-airplane hybrid easy to fly.
New Frasca helicopter simulator faithfully replicates the Robinson R-44 with accurate control loading and stunning visuals.
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.
New light single engine helicopters suited to flight training from Enstrom, Giumbal, and Bell.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about a new Pilots Bill of Rights that would open the door to flying IFR up to 14,000 feet without a third class medical requirement.
FAA proposes rules to regulate commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) weighing less than 55 pounds.
General aviation flies a young dolphin to her new home.
Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.
President's proposed FY 2016 FAA budget does not have user fees. Budget includes money for aviation gasoline research to replace leaded avgas.
AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal.
Fourteen general aviation groups including AOPA wrote the FAA asking for more aggressive steps to make the 2020 ADS-B mandate more affordable.
AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.
Flights to Cuba are still pending as the FAA is scrambling to work out the details.
AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition road-worthy airplane as a light sport aircraft.
The Air Force has issued a record of decision on the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
The Department of Transportation releases a revised schedule for the progress of the rule through the bureaucracy.
AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.
After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.
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