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 Inspector General report suggests the costs of ADS-B outweigh the benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal officials search for operator of drone that crashed into St. Louis skyscraper. AOPA renews call for timely regulations on small unmanned aerial systems.
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.
Testing begins in North Dakota to gather data on how to integrate small unmanned aerial systems (drones) into the national airspace system.
European aviation authority says it went to far in regulating general aviation.
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.
Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.
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.
The Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on Customs and Border Protection's unwarranted stops of innocent general aviation pilots.
Government Accountability Office says FAA needs to improve its medical certification systems.
AOPA and others urge FAA to quickly adopt regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) to protect all airspace users.
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.
Textron Aviation says its Cessna and Beechcraft piston products are going to be produced for the long term.
Redbird unveils a new helicopter trainer with motion.
Learn about the new AOPA Rusty Pilots Initiative. We want to help you get back in the air!
Pilot and photographer Arnie Izkowitz has created a revolution in gyro-stabilized aerial video with his inventions. The results are simply stunning.
Cessna's parent company completes the purchase of Beechcraft and Hawker. Find out what it means to you.
The SAI 340 Quattro from Sandia Aerospace is impressive, and so is the price point.
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.
This new $1600 device from Bendix King is designed to save your life. Its a lift reserve indicator / AOA.
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.
AOPA hopes to help more flying clubs get started.
The FAA is appealing a controversial decision.
We could be one step closer to losing the third class medical requirement.
This new powerplant is more powerful and efficient.
We are getting a look at routes flown by airplanes stopped by CBP.
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