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New sleep apnea policy to take effect

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

Graves and Veasey to lead House GA Caucus

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

The House General Aviation Caucus will be led by co-chairs Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas).

Building connections

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

AOPA Central Southwest Regional Manager Yasmina Platt nurtured the goodwill of Arkansas lawmakers, helping arrange for them an inside look at air traffic technology.

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2015

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Boozman, Manchin to head Senate GA Caucus

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2015

Sens. John Boozman (R-Arkansas) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), both staunch supporters of general aviation, have announced they will co-chair the Senate GA Caucus.

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

Advocacy | Jan 20, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Safety

Article | Jan 18, 2015

This year AOPA’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) is creating some incentives to make learning fun. By taking ASI courses you will automatically receive a prize entry for each qualified free online safety course, Real Pilot Story, and Accident Case Study you take each quarter—the more courses you take, the more chances to win. Four separate winners will be awarded in March, June, September, and December starting with a Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver, courtesy of Sporty’s Pilot Shop.

FAA withdraws rule to restore simulator time

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2015

The FAA has withdrawn a rule that would have allowed 20 hours of simulator instruction to count toward the instrument rating.

AOPA pushes DOT to end medical reform delay

Article | Jan 13, 2015

AOPA members and the general aviation community are frustrated by the DOT’s long delay in reviewing medical reforms proposed by the FAA.

GA safety improving as NTSB targets loss of control

Article | Jan 13, 2015

The NTSB on Jan. 13 named general aviation loss-of-control accidents to its Most Wanted list of safety concerns, even as GA accident rates have declined.

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS PROGRAM ON FORCED LANDING SURVIVAL SKILLS

News release | Jan 12, 2015

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE OFFERS PROGRAM ON FORCED LANDING SURVIVAL SKILLS

Pilot Briefing: Chart Challenge

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Areas with a preponderance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity are typically noted on sectional charts with a small airplane symbol.

Be prepared

Article | Jan 08, 2015

As one family’s tragedy in the Kentucky woods on Jan. 2 captured worldwide attention, air safety experts renewed a call for pilots to be prepared.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2015 FLY-IN PLANS

News release | Jan 08, 2015

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2015 FLY-IN PLANS

Safety

Article | Dec 21, 2014

In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?

LEARN & EARN YOUR WAY TO BECOMING A BETTER PILOT

News release | Dec 18, 2014

LEARN & EARN YOUR WAY TO BECOMING A BETTER PILOT

Challenge benefits AOPA Foundation

Article | Dec 18, 2014

In a friendly challenge between AOPA Foundation Executive Director Jim Minow and AOPA President Mark Baker, general aviation will ultimately be the winner.

Time running out to bid on tailwheel package

Article | Dec 18, 2014

Time is running out for potential tailwheel pilots to bid on a package of tailwheel training at Lakeland, Florida-based Tailwheels Etc.—including two hours in a 1940 Stearman Kaydet biplane—in this year’s AOPA Foundation online auction.

California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

Article | Dec 15, 2014

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

More pilots to join Transportation Committee

Advocacy | Dec 11, 2014

The GA community hopes to have new allies on the powerful House Transportation Committee as two new pilots, including one AOPA member, join the group.

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association president to retire

Article | Dec 11, 2014

The world’s second-largest general aviation aircraft owner and pilot organization will soon have new leadership for the first time in nearly two decades.