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AOPA seeks more flexibility in hangar use

AOPA is asking the FAA to be more flexible when it comes to determining what constitutes acceptable use of airport hangars.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments

Article

Satellite closes coverage gaps

A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.

Sep 17, 2014

Advocacy

Dallas SIDs and STARs overhaul takes effect Sept. 18

Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.

Sep 18, 2014

Technique

Advocacy

Dallas SIDs and STARs overhaul takes effect Sept. 18

Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.

Sep 18, 2014

Advocacy

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

Sep 18, 2014
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Technology

Article

Satellite closes coverage gaps

A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.

Sep 17, 2014

Article

CJ3+ certified

Cessna’s update of the popular Citation CJ3 earned FAA certification less than six months after the company announced the new model.

Sep 11, 2014
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Opinion

Reflections on Being an Aviator

Serious aviators share a common characteristic—their passion for flight. Whether he or she is a professional earning a living in Business Aviation or a private pilot enjoying the magnificent foliage of a fall weekend, aviators go aloft to experience something very special and fulfilling. Aviation is a meaningful motivator for their way of life. It […] Read More

September 19, 2014

Mandate-ON!

I was listening to NPR on the commute home from work a few weeks ago. The commentator was talking about complaints. She had a rather novel idea. Listen to yourself and hear what you complain about most. Take that item and commit yourself to becoming part of the solution. What if we, as aviation lovers […] Read More

September 19, 2014

A little decorum can go a long way

It may not surprise you to know that I spend a good deal of time using social media each day. It’s a tool. Think of it as a digital Leatherman, or a Swiss army knife that thrives on the binary system. But like any tool, social media can be used for good, or it can […] Read More

September 18, 2014

AOPA Forums thread

Question:

 

What are your thoughts about going totally paperless with an EFB for sectional, IFR charts, and approach plates?

Share your thoughts in the AOPA Forums >>

 

 

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AOPA Live This Week - September 18, 2014 14:38 min

Sep 18, 2014

Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California, a world-class attraction you won’t want to miss during the AOPA Fly-In Sept. 20, gave AOPA Live a sneak peek at an impressive (and airworthy) collection. Also, the NTSB notes a decline in GA accidents, and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) says pilots need to speak up about pilot protection.

Advocacy

Advocacy

FAA to address barriers to NextGen mandate at industry summit

The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Dallas SIDs and STARs overhaul takes effect Sept. 18

Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.

Sep 18, 2014

Advocacy

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

Sep 18, 2014
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Gear and Products

Article

Homebuilder revamps cleco plier

California pilot Christopher Braun has created a revamped version of the cleco plier that is said to be lighter and more ergonomic.

Sep 15, 2014

Apps of the week

Developers promote flight planning app updates

Aviation developers unveil updates for nine flight planning apps.

Sep 12, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Mystery upgrades and opportunities

What’s legal when it comes to modifying older aircraft? The starting point in any analysis of a potential aircraft modification is to answer the question: Is this a major alteration or a minor alteration?

Sep 11, 2014 | comments
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Health and Medical

Article

Answers for Pilots: Flying to the Islands

What's involved in flying a private aircraft to the Bahamas?

Sep 15, 2014

News release

FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM

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.

Sep 15, 2014
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Travel

Article

Santa Paula, California: The town time forgot

The Santa Paula, California, airport evokes an old-time airfield, complete with antique airplanes dating back almost a century. Consider visiting the field when you attend the AOPA Fly-In at Chino, California, on Sept. 20.

Sep 17, 2014

Article

Aircraft Spotlight

Twin-engine airplanes have an important place in flying clubs.

Sep 16, 2014
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Financial

Advocacy

Islip, NY, urged to reconsider landing restriction, fees

AOPA is urging the town of Islip, N.Y., to reconsider a recently enacted fee schedule that sets higher rates for night landings.

Sep 17, 2014

Article

Club Spotlight

The Silver City Flying Club in central Connecticut rotates two aircraft between two airports.

Sep 17, 2014
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