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AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

Advocacy | Mar 02, 2015

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

Advocacy | Feb 26, 2015

The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.

Grumman Widgeon dubbed favorite 'Pilot' cover

Article | Feb 26, 2015

After nearly a year of voting for their favorite AOPA Pilot magazine covers, members have dubbed the March 2000 cover featuring the Grumman Widgeon the winner.

Topics AOPA, Pilots

AOPA focuses on reform at congressional roundtable

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2015

The FAA needs to reform its regulatory and certification processes, including changing the third class medical, AOPA told a House Aviation Subcommittee roundtable.

AOPA connects with members at Northwest Aviation Conference

Article | Feb 23, 2015

AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW COURSE TO HELP PILOTS AVOID RUNWAY INCURSIONS

News release | Feb 20, 2015

AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW COURSE TO HELP PILOTS AVOID RUNWAY INCURSIONS

AOPA PARTNERS WITH SHARE AVIATION TO CONNECT AVIATORS WORLDWIDE

News release | Feb 19, 2015

AOPA PARTNERS WITH SHARE AVIATION TO CONNECT AVIATORS WORLDWIDE

Topics AOPA

Share Aviation, AOPA partner to connect aviators worldwide

Article | Feb 19, 2015

When we’re up in the sky or spending time at our favorite airports, our cameras are never too far away so that we can safely grab that perfect shot and share the moment with others. Now it’s even easier to share those photos and videos with the pilot community. AOPA has partnered with Share Aviation, a social network by pilots, for pilots.

Topics AOPA, Pilots

Safety

Article | Feb 15, 2015

You and your fellow flying club members are trained to handle in-flight emergencies, but are you prepared to endure a forced landing? Of the millions of GA flights every year, only a few end with unplanned off-airport landings. Even though the odds of a crash are slim, the potential consequences are harsh—which is why you should prepare and take basic precautions. To help, the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) offers a video, publication, seminar, and web page of resources dedicated to this topic.

Medical certificate reform update.

Video | Feb 13, 2015

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) vows that medical certificate reform will happen in 2015.

Air Safety Institute debuts seaplane, helicopter FIRC electives

Article | Feb 11, 2015

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives – including new seaplane and helicopter elements.

Air Safety Institute rekindles spirit of fun, learning, and flying

Article | Feb 10, 2015

During 2015, the Air Safety Institute will bring the aviation community together with captivating aviation safety seminars at exciting new locations whenever the opportunity arises.

AvGas update

Video | Feb 06, 2015

Progress continues towards finding a practical replacement for leaded aviation gasoline.

No user fees in White House budget plan

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2015

For the first time in years, President Barack Obama's new budget proposal does not include any new user fees for general aviation.

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

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.