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AOPA WORKS TO END BORDER CROSSING FRUSTRATIONS

News release | 2014, 10 16

AOPA WORKS TO END BORDER CROSSING FRUSTRATIONS

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

News release | 2014, 10 16

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

AOPA FOUNDATION NAMES ITS 2014 "GIVING BACK" GRANT RECIPIENTS

News release | 2014, 10 08

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has announced its 2014 “Giving Back” grants that recognize good works done through general aviation by non-profit organizations.

TOP DOWN CBP REVIEW PROMISES BETTER TRAINING PROCEDURES

News release | 2014, 10 08

A promised top-down review of general aviation (GA) enforcement practices by Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Office of Air and Marine shows that the agency has heard GA concerns, but the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will remain vigilant to ensure the rights and freedoms of pilots are respected, the association said Wednesday.

AOPA AWARDS PRIZED BEECHCRAFT DEBONAIR SWEEPSTAKES PLANE TO LUCKY AOPA MEMBER FROM MINNESOTA

News release | 2014, 10 05

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Sunday awarded its 2014 Sweepstakes Airplane, a fully-restored 1963 Beechcraft B33 Debonair, to Steve Lagregren, an AOPA member from Litchfield, Minn.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

News release | 2014, 10 04

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation Saturday awarded $65,000 in flight training scholarships to prospective pilots from eight states as part of its program to expand the pilot community and support flight training.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

News release | 2014, 10 01

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.

AOPA MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD SUPPORTS THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 09 29

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

IAOPA HOLDS 27TH WORLD ASSEMBLY IN BEIJING

News release | 2014, 09 26

Leaders of the International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations’ (IAOPA) 73 worldwide affiliates – representing more than 400,000 general aviation aircraft owners and pilots – convened in Beijing earlier this month for their 27th biennial World Assembly to discuss challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community.

AOPA RESPONDS TO FEDERAL WATCHDOG REPORT CRITICIZING FAA ON ADS B IMPLEMENTATION

News release | 2014, 09 25

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General is critical of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) progress on ADS-B implementation, pointing out delays, cost overruns and inadequate benefits. These and other problems, including inaccurate data that has led to enforcement actions against pilots, mean the FAA may not be able to fully justify the investments taxpayers and pilots have made in the system, according to the report released Sept. 24.