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AOPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF PRO PILOT MEMBERSHIP

News release | Nov 13, 2015

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is announcing the launch of Pro Pilot, a new level of membership available exclusively to professional pilots. For $21.99 per month, Pro Pilot provides services and protections to professional pilots whose livelihood depends on maintaining their pilot certificate and medical certification.

AOPA announces Pro Pilot membership

Article | Nov 12, 2015

AOPA is introducing AOPA Pro Pilot, a new level of membership designed to meet the exclusive needs of professional pilots.

Beech central

Article | Oct 06, 2015

The Beechcraft Heritage Museum will host AOPA's final 2015 Regional Fly-In on Oct. 10 at Tullahoma Regional Airport in Tennessee.

Watch for wildfire TFRs

Article | Oct 01, 2015

With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.

Fly Well: Don’t let the lunatics run the asylum

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Under current rules,a third class medical exam is performed every two or five years and, in between, we all self-certify every time we fly.

Fly Well

Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2015

Top 10 reasons pilots lose flying privileges

AOPA APPLAUDS MOVE TO INCLUDE MEDICAL REFORM IN HIGHWAY BILL

News release | Jul 22, 2015

An amendment to the Senate highway bill now under consideration that includes third-class medical reform language will receive the strong support of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

The ‘see and avoid’ rules

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

Faithful readers of this column recognize that over many years I have reviewed for pilots and aircraft owners the general operating and flight rules of the federal aviation regulations.

Fly Well: Eyes on the prize

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

The eye is elegant, delicate, and complex—but, like sophisticated airplanes, stuff fails and preventative maintenance is key.

Pilot Counsel: Some miscellaneous rules

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

Here are a few miscellaneous rules about which you might enjoy being reminded.

Pilot Counsel: IFR to a VFR airport

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

The bottom line is, an alternate airport must be included in every case if the destination airport does not have an instrument approach procedure.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

A recent legal decision reminds us that a pilot (or any other operator) is personally responsible to ensure that an aircraft on which any maintenance has been performed is appropriately signed off for return to service before the aircraft is operated.

Try to comply

Pilot Magazine | Mar 09, 2015

FAR 91.213 is a rule that has troubled general aviation pilots and owners for years.

Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

Advocacy | Feb 05, 2015

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Prostate cancer

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

Prostate cancer afflicts 220,000 men each year, killing 27,000.