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

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

2014, 07 23

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AOPA MOVES TO A NEW, CENTRAL LOCATION FOR AIRVENTURE 2014

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).

2014, 07 22

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FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES

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.

2014, 07 10

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AIR SHOW STAR MICHAEL GOULIAN TO SERVE AS AOPA AMBASSADOR

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

2014, 07 10

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AOPA JOINS COMPLAINT TO KEEP SANTA MONICA AIRPORT OPEN

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.

2014, 07 03

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AOPA WELCOMES MOVEMENT TOWARDS PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

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.

2014, 06 30

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AOPA CONGRATULATES CHRISTOPHER HART ON NOMINATION AS NTSB CHAIR

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).

2014, 06 27

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

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.

2014, 06 18

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AOPA LAUNCHES FLIGHT TRAINING POLL

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.

2014, 06 13

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

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.

2014, 06 11
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