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AOPA connects with members at Northwest Aviation Conference

Article | 2015, 02 23

AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.

Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Article | 2015, 02 18

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Montana funds airport improvements

Advocacy | 2015, 02 12

Montana awarded more than $700,000 in grants and loans to airports across the state Jan. 22, reinvesting general aviation fuel taxes into the aviation system.

Event spotlights Washington State's aviation funding gap

Advocacy | 2015, 02 12

The state of Washington will require about $12 million a year to fund improvements for its 134 public-use airports over the next 20 years.

Forest Service planning rule recognizes aviation access

Advocacy | 2015, 02 11

New U.S. Forest Service directives that interpret a 2012 Planning Rule designate aviation as a “legitimate mode of access” to the backcountry.

Colorado's Thibodeau honored for aviation leadership

Advocacy | 2015, 02 05

AOPA honored member Joe Thibodeau with an AOPA Presidential Recognition Jan. 27 for his commitment to general aviation in Colorado.

Cirrus accident highlights rotor wash risk

Article | 2015, 02 04

A rare but potentially deadly convergence of a landing Cirrus and the wake of a departing helicopter in Colorado was caught on video.

New group seeks to protect, promote GA in Washington

Advocacy | 2015, 01 28

Pilots in Washington State have another voice advocating for them on airport, economic, legislative, and public perception issues: the Washington State Aviation Alliance.

Aircraft taxes should go into aviation fund, AOPA says

Advocacy | 2015, 01 28

Under a current Washington law, only 10 percent of the aircraft excise taxes that aircraft owners pay go to the Washington State Division of Aeronautics, while the other 90 percent go into the general fund. AOPA is advocating for legislation that would direct 100 percent of the tax to aviation use.

Cirrus chute deployment taped near Hawaii

Article | 2015, 01 27

A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.