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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.

Powder River MOA

Video | Dec 05, 2014

The Air Force wants to expand the Powder River training complex to cover parts of Montana, Wyoming, and North and South Dakota. AOPA is working to address the impact this will have on G-A pilots in the area as the airspace proposal moves to the next stage.

New FAA rule allows more sim time for instrument training

Advocacy | Dec 03, 2014

The FAA has doubled the number of training device hours pilots may count toward an instrument rating following a request from AOPA.

Powder River environmental statement finalized

Advocacy | Dec 01, 2014

The U.S. Air Force has released its final environmental impact statement for an enormous military airspace complex, but the statement appears to largely overlook concerns raised by the general aviation community.

Matching challenge can double your impact

Article | Nov 26, 2014

Pilots have a chance to double the impact of their donations to the AOPA Foundation as the nonprofit nears its goal for a matching gift challenge.

AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Advocacy | Nov 26, 2014

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Progress expected on medical reform, patience still needed

Video | Nov 25, 2014

We've heard from members: Yes there's a lot of support for medical reform, why isn't it going anywhere? In short, it is...

AOPA Foundation needs your help this #GivingTuesday

Article | Nov 25, 2014

The AOPA Foundation is taking part in #GivingTuesday this holiday season.

Challenge seeks 50 new or renewing Hat in the Ring members

Article | Nov 20, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation Executive Director Jim Minow are challenging one another to see who can recruit the most Hat in the Ring Society members for the foundation before the end of the year.

Air Safety Alert: GA safety pause

Article | Nov 20, 2014

Over the past several weeks, the Air Safety Institute has observed a cluster of general aviation accidents occurring in close succession. The Air Safety Institute recommends that GA pilots conduct a pre-holiday safety pause and risk review. See these safety steps to take before your next flight.

An unforgettable hour

Article | Nov 19, 2014

Patty Wagstaff is a patient teacher, with the skill and experience to get the most out of the Extra 300L—and her student.

2014 Hat in the Ring Challenge

Video | Nov 19, 2014

Are you #TeamMark or #TeamJim? Find out about the 2014 AOPA Hat in the Ring Challenge.

Medical reform legislation adds co-sponsors

Advocacy | Nov 14, 2014

Support continues to grow for the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, with nine new co-sponsors signing on following midterm elections.

AOPA ready to work with FAA on ADS-B Out mandate

Advocacy | Nov 12, 2014

AOPA is standing ready to work with the FAA and industry to break down the barriers to meeting the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate. At the top of the association’s list of concerns is lowering the cost to comply.

Sweepstakes 2015: Meet your new 152

Pilot Magazine | Nov 12, 2014

Your “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 is just like all the 30-something trainers you’ve ever flown—and it’s nothing like them.

Ecosystem II

Pilot Magazine | Nov 07, 2014

Most will agree that we generally pay too much for aircraft and associated items, but there are some solutions—and I’m so proud that AOPA and the AOPA Foundation have arrived in the right place.

Key GA supporters hold on to seats in Congress

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2014

Many key GA supporters will stay in Congress following the Nov. 4 midterm elections. But retirements and election losses will leave the General Aviation Caucuses in both the House and Senate with some rebuilding to do in 2015.

City-supported initiative passes in Santa Monica

Article | Nov 05, 2014

Santa Monica's city-sponsored Measure LC passes, while AOPA's backed initiative to give control of the Santa Monica Municipal Airport's future to voters is rejected. But AOPA isn't giving up the fight to protect the airprot.