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CBP has no apparent authority to stop pilots

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

 
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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 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.

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.

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.

New Redbird VTO helicopter trainer

1:53 min

Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.

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.

Textron finalizes deal to buy Beechcraft

0:46 min

Cessna's parent company completes the purchase of Beechcraft and Hawker. Find out what it means to you.

Sandia SAI 340 Quattro Standby Instrument

0:55 min

The SAI 340 Quattro from Sandia Aerospace is impressive, and so is the price point.

Even the pros have questions about ADS-B

2:27 min

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.

Bendix King KLR-10

1:10 min

This new $1600 device from Bendix King is designed to save your life. Its a lift reserve indicator / AOA.

AOPA Live This Week - March 20, 2014

17:32 min

A wrap up of news from AEA in Nashville. Hot new avionics including the Sandia SAI 340 Quattro, the Aspen Evolution VFR PFD and the Bendix King KLR-10. Plus we take a look at ADS-B questions. A world record 81 inverted flat spins.

Guide to starting a flying club

3:20 min

AOPA hopes to help more flying clubs get started.

FAA appeals NTSB drone decision

0:30 min

The FAA is appealing a controversial decision.

Senate introduces DL medical bill

0:56 min

We could be one step closer to losing the third class medical requirement.

New engine for the Sweepstakes Debonair

1:39 min

This new powerplant is more powerful and efficient.

Map of CBP stops

0:47 min

We are getting a look at routes flown by airplanes stopped by CBP.

User fees in President's 2015 budget

2:50 min

President Obama proposes a $100 per flight "surcharge" for air traffic control.

Fantasy of Flight Closing

1:11 min

April 6 last day for public visits to Fantasy of Flight in central Florida.

Cessna Twin AD

0:54 min

Cessna twins not certificated for flight into known ice.

FAA counters drone myths

0:53 min

Can't fly them for hire. FAA controls all airspace, even below 400 feet agl.

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