Interview with AOPA VP of Regulatory Affairs Rob Hackman on the progress towards finding a replacement for 100LL.
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.
An Attorney General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.
A Customs and Boarder Protection review concludes their 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.
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.
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.
The battle has been ongoing for more than five decades, but things are looking up in our fight to keep Santa Monica Airport. Find out what you can do to help.
They're on a mission, and Spokane Turbine Center helps them get there. Find out how missionaries are using Quest Kodiaks to get in and out of some of the most remote places on Earth.
Congress is working to speed up the rule making process for third class medical reform. Members of the GA Caucus sent a letter to DOT telling them to hurry it up.
After 22 years with the AOPA Foundation, Bruce Landsberg says he will retire from the office of President.
We check with industry leaders to see what they think the future of AvGas looks like, in the middle of research to replace 100LL
EAA and Zenith Aircraft team up to empower volunteers to build a CH-750 Cruzer in one week.
If it weren't for this Boeing, none would be going. The Boeing Model 40 bridged the gap between the barnstorming/airmail era and modern air travel.
The world lost a quicksilver mind with the passing of Robin Williams. After his death, we remember some fun he had with the AOPA wings. Video courtesy James Lipton with Inside the Actors Studio.
AOPA President Mark Baker talks with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) about his Pilots Bill of Rights II, and medical certificate reform, at EAA's AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.
The FAA reports on medical certificate reform. A seaplane adventure in Lake Winnebago. Helping women soar, and an inspiring flight. AOPA Live This Week from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh.
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.
Check out the Red Bull Aces wing suit team.
A small corps of pilots in Kenya put their lives on the line to protect wildlife, and their nation’s future. American pilots have once again stepped up to help, making another journey to this equatorial nation to help Kenya Wildlife Service pilots hone flying skills that are often the difference between life and death.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA headquarters and talks with AOPA President Mark Baker about medical certificate reform, replacing 100LL, the FAA budget and other issues of interest to general aviation pilots.
One month after AOPA President Mark Baker met with Customs and Border Protection officials, the agency tells national news media it is changing its program so it won't needlessly affront law-abiding pilots.
Long overdue, Congress approves honors for the Doolittle Raiders.
Aerion ups the size of its supersonic business jet, HondaJet unveils first production aircraft, Dassault announces the Falcon 8X, Gulfstream extends the range of the G650.
Alternative means of compliance provides way for grounded aircraft to get back in the air.
Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.
AOPA opposes proposed airworthiness directive on ECi cylinders as unnecessary and overly expensive.
First flight of the EPS Graflight V8 diesel engine for general aviation.
Santa Monica city council considers yet another ploy to close the airport.
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.
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.
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.
Airbus Group flies the all-composite, battery powered E-Fan for the first time.
European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.
Testing begins in North Dakota to gather data on how to integrate small unmanned aerial systems (drones) into the national airspace system.
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.
The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.
The FAA maps out its timeline for rulemaking on a driver's license medical. Don't hold your breath.
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 buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.
AOPA and others urge FAA to quickly adopt regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) to protect all airspace users.
Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.
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.
Heads of the aviation associations with ideas on how to grow the pilot population.
How precisely can you fly? Redbird launches a challenge that you can complete at many flight schools.
Santa Monica citizens launch ballot initiative to let the voters, instead of the city council, determine the future of SMO.
FAA announces rule making to let private pilots fly some aircraft with a driver's license in place of a third class medical certificate.
Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.
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