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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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