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Washington governor signs tower bill

Advocacy | 2014, 04 09

Meteorological evaluation towers (METs) are proliferating, and hard to spot. Washington has joined a growing list of states protecting pilots.

Boeing Employee Flying Association has 'CFI of the Year'

Article | 2014, 03 26

The winner of the 2014 FAA’s General Aviation Awards CFI of the Year is Howard Wolvington, a flight instructor for the Boeing Employees Flying Association.

Idaho governor signs airport land-use bill

Advocacy | 2014, 03 17

The governor of Idaho has signed a bill requiring land-use planning agencies to consider airport needs.

Advocacy takes center stage at Montana conference

Advocacy | 2014, 03 06

AOPA staff members updated attendees of the Montana Aviation Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 on the association's involvement in issues that affect pilots.

Members urged to contact Washington state representatives

Advocacy | 2014, 03 06

A bill to move aircraft tax revenues to the state aviation fund needs member support to get through the Washington State House.

AOPA meets with aviation leaders in the Northwest

Advocacy | 2014, 02 27

Growing general aviation and protecting airports were among the hot topics at the Northwest Aviation Conference held outside Seattle Feb. 22 and 23.

AOPA lauds Colorado airports grant program

Advocacy | 2014, 02 25

The Colorado Aeronautical Board awards $19.7 million in airport grants to 47 facilities statewide.

AOPA plans big presence at Northwest Aviation Conference

Advocacy | 2014, 02 19

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA representatives will be out in full force at the upcoming Northwest Aviation Conference.

Idaho airport planning bill clears Senate committee

Advocacy | 2014, 02 10

A bill requiring land-use planning agencies to consider airport needs has passed an Idaho Senate committee.

Colorado House considers bill to mark, light METs

Advocacy | 2014, 02 10

A bill in Colorado would require meteorological evaluation towers taller than 50 feet agl to be marked and lit.

Idaho Senate considers airport planning bill

Advocacy | 2014, 02 05

The Idaho Senate is considering an airport planning bill that would require planning agencies to consider airport needs.

Wash. Senate mulls aviation tax revenue bill

Advocacy | 2014, 02 05

The Washington state Senate is considering a bill that would give aircraft excise taxes to the state Department of Transportation's Aviation Division.

Epic hiring

Article | 2014, 01 31

Epic Aircraft is hiring more than two dozen new employees to support certification of the factory-built version of its high-performance turboprop.

Washington state legislature mulls tower marking bill

Advocacy | 2014, 01 22

Washington state’s legislature is considering a bill to require the marking and lighting of towers more than 25 feet agl.

News video touts benefits of Boulder Municipal Airport

Advocacy | 2014, 01 15

A video highlights how Boulder Municipal Airport was a community asset during devastating floods in September.

Regional events bring AOPA to members

Article | 2014, 01 06

AOPA has announced details of its seven 2014 Fly-Ins, which will include a “homecoming” in Frederick, Md.

FAA names operators of unmanned aircraft test sites

Advocacy | 2013, 12 30

The FAA has selected six organizations to operate sites for testing unmanned aircraft systems.

RFTS Flying Club provides lower cost flying

Article | 2013, 12 20

Washington state’s RFTS Flying Club works to offer members lower-cost flying.

Countdown on for NORAD Santa Tracker

Article | 2013, 12 17

The employees and volunteers at NORAD are prepared to track Santa’s voyage from the North Pole.

Civil Air Patrol expertise sped Nevada rescue

Article | 2013, 12 11

For pilots, the 60,000-plus-member Civil Air Patrol readily comes to mind when an aerial role in a rescue is launched.

Washington State lawmakers form aviation caucus

Article | 2013, 11 26

Rallying support for Washington State’s system of 136 public-use airports is the goal of a new aviation caucus of the state’s legislature.

Boeing Employees Flying Association serves company employees

Article | 2013, 11 11

The Boeing Employees Flying Association boasts 500 members and an 18-aircraft fleet.

Washington State study examines aviation needs, funding

Article | 2013, 11 04

A study moving forward in Washington State is seen aiding policymakers who must decide how to fund aviation-system improvements.

Down to the Wire for Kalispell City Airport

Article | 2013, 10 31

City residents are preparing to vote on a ballot measure to upgrade Montana's Kalispell City Airport.

Aspen Flying Club to offer instrument ground course

Article | 2013, 10 30

The Aspen Flying Club is offering a 12-week instrument ground school course.