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AOPA APPLAUDS SENATE BILL TO EXPAND THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL EXEMPTION TO MORE PILOTS

News release | Mar 11, 2014

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) third-class medical exemption, reserved for sport pilots for the past decade, to a larger pilot population and more types of aircraft.

Pilot Counsel: Careful consideration

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

Last month I talked about a demand from the FAA for the reexamination of a pilot’s qualifications to hold his or her certificate or ratings.

Fly Well: Check your undercarriage

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

“T” is frequently paired with the word “level” and the phrase “should I take some?”

Pilot Counsel: Reexamination

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

One of the tools that the FAA uses in its enforcement efforts is a request to reexamine a pilot’s qualifications to hold his or her FAA certificate or ratings.

Wet versus dry leasing: It’s not about the fuel

Members only | Feb 07, 2014

Aviation terminology can be confusing. In the context of regulatory compliance, it’s quite important to make a distinction between wet and dry leasing.

The case of Schuyler 'Sky' King

Members only | Feb 03, 2014

Schuyler "Sky" King, a law enforcement officer from Grover, Ariz., was seeing a urologist pretty regularly. He required a second class medical certificate for his job.

AOPA Plus membership is now AOPA Premier

Article | Jan 31, 2014

Want to get even more from your membership in AOPA? Then AOPA Premier could be for you.

Could John Silver get a third class medical certificate?

Members only | Jan 29, 2014

Should an airman have a condition that requires a modification to the aircraft--let's say the loss of a leg--the pilot will need to have the aircraft modified to FAA specifications and learn to fly that particular aircraft.