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Perry has new mission

Article | Sep 11, 2014

George Perry recognized the signs quickly: Hypoxia is something he spent 20 years training for as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and instructor.

FAA selects four unleaded fuels for testing

Advocacy | Sep 08, 2014

The FAA has selected four unleaded aviation fuels to undergo initial testing at the agency's William J. Hughes Technical Center. Two fuels developed by Swift Fuels and one fuel each developed by Shell and TOTAL will undergo laboratory and rig testing beginning this fall and concluding in fall 2015.

Pilots: AOPA Ambassador R. Anderson 'Andy' Pew

Pilot Magazine | Sep 08, 2014

As AOPA’s longest serving board member, R. Anderson “Andy” Pew has helped guide the organization through times of tailwinds and turbulence.

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Briefing: Spokane Fly-In

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

“I want to spend every day here!” cried a small boy as the fourth 2014 regional AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, came to a close at Felts Field (SFF) on Saturday, August 16.

Safety Pilot: Improving GA safety

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

It’s way too early to declare victory in the decades-long struggles to improve general aviation safety, but 2013 was very good in one segment: a drop in non-commercial fixed-wing fatal accidents.

Hangar policy comment deadline extended

Article | Sep 03, 2014

The FAA has granted a 30-day extension on the comment period for its hangar use policy and AOPA is encouraging members to submit their thoughts.

Santa Monica advocates rally support for ballot initiative

Advocacy | Aug 26, 2014

Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.

AOPA'S LANDSBERG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

News release | Aug 25, 2014

AOPA’S LANDSBERG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

AOPA's Landsberg retires, two new leaders step into his role

Article | Aug 25, 2014

Bruce Landsberg, one of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at AOPA. Landsberg will assist with the transition to Jim Minow, new head of the AOPA Foundation, and George Perry, leader of the Air Safety Institute.

AOPA LEADS INDUSTRY EFFORT TO SPEED MEDICAL REFORM

News release | Aug 18, 2014

In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

AOPA's Spokane Fly-In generates social media buzz

Article | Aug 18, 2014

Attendees at AOPA's Spokane Fly-In used social media to share the excitement and offer their impressions of the event.

AOPA ANNOUNCES TRANSITION BACK TO JEPPESEN FOR ONLINE FLIGHT PLANNER SERVICE

News release | Aug 13, 2014

Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, thus retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web.

AOPA returns to Jeppesen for online flight planner

Article | Aug 13, 2014

Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, thus retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web. AIFP will remain a free member benefit.

Safety

Article | Aug 11, 2014

Weather-related accidents have a 75 percent fatality rate.

5 tips to help you renew your CFI certificate

Article | Aug 06, 2014

Some flight instructor refresher courses can be dry, monotonous, tedious, and downright painful—but not the Air Safety Institute’s eFIRC.

Able Flight celebrates new sport pilots

Article | Jul 29, 2014

After earning their wings to become sport pilots, six pilots in Able Flight’s training program were honored July 29 at EAA AirVenture.

AOPA ANNOUNCES EXIT FROM EFB MARKET

News release | Jul 25, 2014

Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.

C152 Reimagined

Video | Jul 25, 2014

AOPA tests new ways to open door to aviation with "Reimagined Aircraft" such as a Cessna 152 that can be co-owned and operated for as little as $65/hour, including fuel.

Judge dismisses patent case against AOPA

Article | Jul 24, 2014

A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a $66 million patent infringement lawsuit against AOPA.

Area forecasts set for an overhaul

Article | Jul 24, 2014

The Air Safety Institute is supporting an FAA plan to revamp and modernize area forecasts, which have remained virtually unchanged since the 1930s.

AOPA issues call for airports to host 2015 regional fly-ins

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Following on the success of its 2014 regional fly-ins, AOPA on July 23 issued a “Request for Airport Proposal” for its series of regional fly-ins for 2015.