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No user fees and modest upticks in White House budget for FAA

Advocacy | Feb 09, 2016

The president’s latest budget plan does not include user fees but does offer increased funding for NextGen modernization and air traffic services.

Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

Article | Feb 08, 2016

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

AOPA files new Part 16 complaint against Santa Monica

Advocacy | Feb 08, 2016

Santa Monica, California, has diverted airport funds, charged excessive and unreasonable landing fees, and denied leases on airport property, according to a new Part 16 complaint filed by AOPA and others.

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

An FAA reauthorization bill that includes medical reform, user fees, and plans to separate air traffic control functions from the FAA has been announced.

House appropriators reject idea of privatized ATC

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2016

House appropriations leaders have said they won’t support any plans to remove air traffic control from congressional oversight as part of FAA reauthorization.

Get rewarded for recruiting new AOPA members

Article | Feb 02, 2016

Invite your friends into the AOPA community and give them a lift in their personal flying. Just for sharing AOPA with them, you will get rewarded too.

Topics AOPA, Membership

12 hours, two tickets

Article | Feb 01, 2016

Here’s a fun way to spend your next birthday: Get up early, drive three hours, and spend the rest of the day taking tests.

AOPA responds to appeal of FAA determination on Santa Monica

Advocacy | Feb 01, 2016

AOPA and nine others are asking the FAA to deny Santa Monica's appeal of the agency's determination that Santa Monica Municipal Airport in California must remain open at least until 2023.

Senators warn against air traffic spinoff

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

In a strongly worded letter to the leadership of the Senate Transportation Committee, appropriators said they oppose separating air traffic control from the FAA.

Developer cancels plans for power plant near Oregon airport

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

A developer has dropped controversial plans to build a large energy plant near Oregon’s Portland-Troutdale Airport. Safety concerns led AOPA and local pilot groups to actively oppose the plan for more than four years.

FAA moves forward with flight plan switch

Article | Jan 20, 2016

The FAA is moving forward with plans to require all civil domestic flights to use the international flight plan form beginning later this year.

AOPA donates to Veterans Airlift Command

Article | Jan 19, 2016

As part of an effort around Veteran's Day last year, AOPA announced it would contribute 10 percent of new memberships and renewals it received between Nov. 11 and 22 to the Veterans Airlift Command. The effort enabled AOPA to donate $1,380 to the organization.

Next steps for medical reform

Advocacy | Jan 14, 2016

With Congress back in session, the question on the minds of many pilots is, “What’s next for third class medical reform?”

Flying Clubs

Video | Jan 14, 2016

Flying clubs do much more than to rent aircraft at lower cost, though that is often the reason that pilots join in the first place. We visited one club (among many) where the enthusiasm is infectious.

2015 a record-breaker for Hat in the Ring Society

Article | Jan 12, 2016

The “amazing generosity” of new and renewing members of the AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society powered it to a record-breaking 2015.

AOPA Gets New Look

Video | Jan 08, 2016

AOPA unveiled a new look (including a new logo) for 2016, updating a legendary aviation brand with an eye on drawing a new generation into the fun of flying.

FAA updates flight review guidance

Advocacy | Jan 07, 2016

The FAA has issued updated guidance for flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks, and AOPA is urging instructors to look closely at the changes.

Florida pilot becomes 2015 fourth quarter ‘Learn & Earn Safety Challenge’ winner

Article | Jan 07, 2016

Michael Goertzen, who became the fourth quarter winner in the 2015 AOPA Air Safety Institute “Learn & Earn Safety Challenge,” credits ASI with helping him appreciate the importance of making safe flying decisions and successfully completing his private pilot and instrument training.

AOPA updates brand

Article | Jan 05, 2016

As part of AOPA's ongoing efforts to build the pilot community, the association is updating its brand, including a new logo and tag line—"Your freedom to fly."

Topics AOPA, Membership

FAA announces changes to TIS-B

Advocacy | Jan 04, 2016

The FAA is preparing to implement changes to its Traffic Information Services-Broadcast (TIS-B), which provides traffic information to aircraft using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.

AOPA lends support to MODAERO's spring break

Article | Dec 21, 2015

Organizers of the MODAERO spring break for pilots announced Dec. 14 that AOPA will be a key sponsor for the millennial-centered, high-energy aviation experience when the inaugural event spreads its wings in Texas next year.