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Airport upgrades needed in Washington

Advocacy | 2014, 06 19

Washington's State Department of Transportation is weighing an estimated $3.6 billion in airport upgrades needed in the coming 20 years.

AOPA heads to Colorado

Advocacy | 2014, 06 19

AOPA President Mark Baker will lead a large contingent of staff attending the Rocky Mountain Aviation Expo June 21.

Colorado pilot earns spot in French air race

Article | 2014, 06 18

A trilingual pilot from Colorado who recently became a flight instructor will soon travel to France to fly in the Tour Aérien Des Jeunes Pilotes.

Colorado petition seeks aviation license plate

Advocacy | 2014, 06 11

Colorado aviation associations are seeking support for an initiative that would let residents showcase their passion for aviation in a new way: a “Support Aviation” license plate.

Student to instructor in 11 months

Article | 2014, 06 10

Keaton Meltvedt-Snow, winner of the AOPA Foundation 2013 Richard Santori Memorial Scholarship, went from barely being able to hover a helicopter to training others how to fly them in less than a year.

Economic impact report touts Wyoming airports

Advocacy | 2014, 06 05

Wyoming’s airports make “a notable contribution” to the state’s economy, enhancing residents’ quality of life, according to an economic impact report.

Washington state celebrates aviation

Article | 2014, 06 05

General aviation enhances the lives of Washington state residents, said Gov. Jay Inslee in proclaiming June "General Aviation Appreciation Month."

Colorado recognizes GA for fourth straight year

Advocacy | 2014, 06 04

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has recognized the value of general aviation to his state by declaring June 2014 Colorado General Aviation Appreciation Month, the fourth consecutive year Hickenlooper has designated a month for GA.

Colorado mandates tower marking

Advocacy | 2014, 05 22

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed on May 17 legislation that will require marking of towers less than 200 feet tall.

Donated flights advance delta restoration effort

Article | 2014, 05 20

Volunteer pilots from conservation nonprofit LightHawk have flown more than 100 missions that were “critical in energizing the push” to revitalize a western ecosystem.