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Washington state study warns of airport funding gaps

Advocacy | 2014, 05 06

Washington state’s 134 public-use airports will need nearly $4 billion in funding, according to a new report.

AOPA seeks mitigations for Powder River Training Complex

Advocacy | 2014, 05 01

AOPA has filed formal comments seeking a number of mitigations to reduce the impact of the proposed Powder River Training Complex.

New kit uses iPad to track unmanned aircraft

Article | 2014, 04 29

Sagetech has unveiled a new kit that uses ADS-B and an iPad to track unmanned aerial systems.

Baker honors pilots for protecting backcountry flying

Advocacy | 2014, 04 24

Two men had a vision to protect pilots’ access to backcountry airstrips in Montana, but discovered a nationwide need.

Colorado considers tower marking

Advocacy | 2014, 04 23

Colorado is poised to join a growing list of states taking action to protect pilots from a hard-to-see hazard: unmarked meteorological towers.

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.