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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.