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FAA seeks candidate replacement fuels for 100LL.mp4

Interview with AOPA VP of Regulatory Affairs Rob Hackman on the progress towards finding a replacement for 100LL.

 
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Alan Klapmeier - ONE Aviation

10:31 min

Kestrel Aviation and Eclipse Aerospace merge to form ONE Aviation. Cirrus co-founder, Kestrel founder, and now ONE Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier explains the benefits to the new company.

HondaJet Provisional Type Certificate

0:23 min

Honda Aircraft says the FAA has granted a provisional type certificate to the HondaJet.

Former NTSB Member Supports Third Class Medical Reform

1:47 min

John Goglia former member of the NTSB supports Third Class Medical Reform.

FreeFlight launches Affordable ADS-B Out Solution

1:14 min

FreeFlight Systems will offer Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment priced below $2,000 for light general aviation aircraft.

AOPA presents Hartranft Award to Rep. Shuster

0:27 min

AOPA President Mark Baker presented the Joseph B. “Doc” Hartranft Jr. Award to Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.).

Veterans Airlift Command celebrates 10,000th passenger

3:06 min

When America's wounded warriors need transportation, business aircraft operators rise to the occasion through the Veteran's Airlift Command. The VAC is celebrating their 10,000th passenger, SGT Jesse Murphree, USA.

Harrison Ford's forced landing

4:11 min

We take a look at the thespian aviator's skillful emergency landing, and also talk about the Ryan PT-22 Recruit he was in, with the pilot who checked him out in it.

Pilots Bill of Rights 2 - Call to action a success

1:41 min

We asked, you listened. Now Members of Congress are up to their ailerons in letters that support third class medical reform legislation.

Flying the Embraer Legacy 500

3:56 min

The new Brazilian mid sized jet has the features of a large jet, and the handling of a small one. With fly-by-wire control, this turbine Goldilocks is just right.

Bizav & You

0:45 min

Want to fly around in a Pilatus PC-12NG? AOPA and Pilatus Aircraft are working together to give you a chance to fly the aircraft of missions for which it is well suited.

TRACON Controller honored for save

3:46 min

Hugh McFarland used his skills as an instrument pilot to talk a VFR pilot down through nearly 9000' of IMC. Now the Houston TRACON controller is one of several honored with the Archie Award.

Helicopter sales prediction

0:21 min

Honeywell queries flight departments to figure out how many helicopters will be sold in the next five years.

Unions concerned about drones

0:31 min

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 Turbine Order

0:14 min

Robinson Helicopters places an order for more than 1,000 Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engines for the R-44.

AOPA Flight Training Loans

1:05 min

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.

Know Before You Fly

0:59 min

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.

Training helicopters

3:33 min

New light single engine helicopters suited to flight training from Enstrom, Giumbal, and Bell.

Airbus Helicotpers H160

0:32 min

Airbus Helicopters announces the H160 with unique curved main rotor blades.

AW609 Tilt-rotor

1:55 min

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.

Helicopter simulator

2:03 min

New Frasca helicopter simulator faithfully replicates the Robinson R-44 with accurate control loading and stunning visuals.

Pilot's Bill of Rights - Medical Certificate Reform

0:52 min

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.

Sen. Inhofe - Pilots Bill of Rights II

15:45 min

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.

New Third Class Medical Reform Legislation Introduced

2:18 min

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.

Proposed small drone rules

6:00 min

FAA proposes rules to regulate commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) weighing less than 55 pounds.

Dolphin rescue flight

0:44 min

General aviation flies a young dolphin to her new home.

AvGas update

0:59 min

Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.

President proposes $15.8 billion FAA budget.mp4

2:06 min

President's proposed FY 2016 FAA budget does not have user fees. Budget includes money for aviation gasoline research to replace leaded avgas.

Santa Monica Airport Appeal

1:04 min

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal.

ADS-B Letter

1:49 min

Fourteen general aviation groups including AOPA wrote the FAA asking for more aggressive steps to make the 2020 ADS-B mandate more affordable.

New FAA sleep apnea policy

6:07 min

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

Flights to Cuba Pending

0:41 min

Flights to Cuba are still pending as the FAA is scrambling to work out the details.

AOPA Terrafugia Support

0:55 min

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.

Powder River MOA Update

0:46 min

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.

DOT Issues Revised Schedule for Medical Reform

0:58 min

The Department of Transportation releases a revised schedule for the progress of the rule through the bureaucracy.

AOPA Pushes DOT to End Medical Reform Delay

3:30 min

AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

Bob Hoover Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

4:46 min

After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker and Mark Baker Interview

7:57 min

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke with AOPA President Mark Baker about learning to fly, NextGen modernization, medical certification reform, and more.

R.A. "Bob" Hoover receives NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

37:12 min

David Hartman interviews Bob Hoover on his remarkable flying career as he receives the 2014 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

COPA President Kevin Psutka interview

6:35 min

Canadian Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Psutka talks about drones, Nav Canada, and his impending retirement.

FAA NOTAM Search Site

1:20 min

The FAA has just opened a new website making it easier to track down just the NOTAM information you need.

Airspace Win in Nantucket

0:43 min

Over Thanksgiving AOPA was able to work with the FAA to fix a TFR that closed the Nantucket airport to VFR operations.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed

3:32 min

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

AOPA Live This Week - November 27, 2014

15:57 min

Learn how you can fly with Patty Wagstaff, check out a famous DC-3, find out what developments are expected in medical reform, and learn why tracking the center line is so important.

Dr. Copter Memorial

1:35 min

Two new monuments commemorate the work of the late Dr. David Nichols who used general aviation to practice medicine on Tangier Island for more than 30 years.

Inspector General Report on ADS-B

2:27 min

An Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.

Customs and Border Protection Win

1:32 min

A Customs and Border Protection review concludes there are “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability; improve training; and use CBP personnel, rather than local law enforcement, for stops of GA aircraft.

Dr Richard Sloan FPA

6:26 min

The president of the Flying Physicians Association, Dr. Richard Sloan, says 80% of FPA members support medical certificate reform and see little value to the current Third Class Medical Certificate.

Rep. Rokita on medical certificate reform

12:12 min

The co-author of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) provides an update on medical certificate reform. Rokita says reform will happen, one way or the other.

C152 Reimagined

3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

C152 Reimagined

3:00 min

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

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