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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.

AOPA TESTING NEW WAYS TO OPEN DOORS TO AVIATION

News release | 2014, 07 25

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) wants to open new doors to aviation by exploring the concept that aircraft ownership can be made more accessible and affordable through the development of “Reimagined Aircraft,” the Association announced Friday.

JUDGE DISMISSES PATENT LAWSUIT AGAINST AOPA

News release | 2014, 07 24

JUDGE DISMISSES PATENT LAWSUIT AGAINST AOPA

AOPA ISSUES CALL FOR AIRPORTS TO HOST 2015 REGIONAL FLY-INS

News release | 2014, 07 23

AOPA ISSUES CALL FOR AIRPORTS TO HOST 2015 REGIONAL FLY-INS

AOPA MOVES TO A NEW, CENTRAL LOCATION FOR AIRVENTURE 2014

News release | 2014, 07 22

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has a new, expanded location at AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH).

FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES

News release | 2014, 07 10

The search for viable replacements to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). July 1 marked the deadline for candidate fuels to be submitted into this program.

AIR SHOW STAR MICHAEL GOULIAN TO SERVE AS AOPA AMBASSADOR

News release | 2014, 07 10

Legendary air show and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” the Association announced Thursday.

AOPA JOINS COMPLAINT TO KEEP SANTA MONICA AIRPORT OPEN

News release | 2014, 07 03

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has joined with aviation businesses, organizations and individuals in a complaint filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) July 2 to ensure that Santa Monica Airport remains open after 2015.

AOPA WELCOMES MOVEMENT TOWARDS PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

News release | 2014, 06 30

A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming law and would also limit Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to stop and search general aviation (GA) aircraft unless there is reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

AOPA CONGRATULATES CHRISTOPHER HART ON NOMINATION AS NTSB CHAIR

News release | 2014, 06 27

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker today welcomed the nomination of Christopher Hart as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

AOPA REFUTES USA TODAY'S MISLEADING REPORT ON GENERAL AVIATION SAFETY

News release | 2014, 06 18

This morning the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) responded to a USA Today article written by reporter Thomas Frank. This extremely flawed article paints a misleading picture about the safety of general aviation: It gets the general aviation safety record wrong, it ignores efforts by the industry to make general aviation safer and it violates basic tenets of fairness and accuracy when it comes to good journalism.

AOPA LAUNCHES FLIGHT TRAINING POLL

News release | 2014, 06 13

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today announced that it has opened its popular flight training poll, a survey that allows student pilots to offer feedback on their flight training experiences.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVES $15.7 BILLION IN FAA FUNDING FOR 2015

News release | 2014, 06 11

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday voted to provide $15.7 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration in fiscal year 2015, representing a slight increase from the current $15.6 billion funding level.

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

News release | 2014, 05 28

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation will award 11 scholarships in 2014 to help support outstanding student pilots. Ten of the scholarships will provide $5,000 each and an eleventh scholarship will award $12,000 to student pilots pursuing an FAA sport, recreational or private pilot certificate.

AOPA MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY

News release | 2014, 05 15

On this day in 1939, five pilots – all unabashed aviation enthusiasts – gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

AOPA FOUNDATION JOINS FAA TO LAUNCH AVIATION WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

News release | 2014, 05 13

AOPA FOUNDATION JOINS FAA TO LAUNCH AVIATION WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

AOPA FOUNDATION JOINS FAA TO LAUNCH AVIATION WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

News release | 2014, 05 05

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has joined with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and over a dozen other general aviation (GA) stakeholders on an eight month safety campaign titled, “Got Weather?” to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.

AOPA AND JEPPESEN ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

News release | 2014, 05 05

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Jeppesen, the renowned aviation services company, announced a new corporate premier partnership today that will support many of the programs that educate and engage AOPA pilot members across the country.

AOPA EXPRESSES SORROW AFTER JIM OBERSTAR'S DEATH

News release | 2014, 05 03

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker issued a statement May 3 after learning of former Rep. Jim Oberstar's death earlier in the day.

AOPA TO SELECT YOUNG PILOT FOR FRENCH AIR RALLY

News release | 2014, 05 02

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, (AOPA), with the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (ICAOPA), AOPA France and the Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA), will send an American pilot between 18 and 24 years old to France this summer to take part in a nationwide air rally.