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FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 09 15

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.

NTSB STUDY ON MEDICATION, DRUG USE RELEASED

News release | 2014, 09 09

– A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board today is incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) said Tuesday.

SENATORS URGE QUICK ACTION ON THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 09 04

Eleven U.S. senators, all co-sponsors of a bill to reform the third-class medical process, are asking the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget to take quick action on their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed medical reform rule.

HOUSE GA CAUCUS SEEKS SPEEDY MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 08 28

HOUSE GA CAUCUS SEEKS SPEEDY MEDICAL REFORM

AOPA'S LANDSBERG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

News release | 2014, 08 25

AOPA’S LANDSBERG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

KEY LAWMAKERS WORK TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 08 20

– Key lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

AOPA LEADS INDUSTRY EFFORT TO SPEED MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 08 18

In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

AOPA ANNOUNCES TRANSITION BACK TO JEPPESEN FOR ONLINE FLIGHT PLANNER SERVICE

News release | 2014, 08 13

Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, thus retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web.

MEDICAL REFORM MOVES AHEAD, AOPA PROMISES VIGILANCE

News release | 2014, 07 31

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced Thursday.

AOPA ANNOUNCES EXIT FROM EFB MARKET

News release | 2014, 07 25

Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.