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FAA tasks panel with addressing TFR issues

Advocacy | Apr 04, 2016

The FAA has formally tasked an industry committee with making recommendations for improving temporary flight restriction graphics in response to AOPA concerns about inconsistencies and errors in the way the airspace is depicted.

FAA hosts GA Safety Summit

Advocacy | Apr 01, 2016

AOPA emphasized the role of innovation, technology, and regulatory reform in improving safety during the FAA's General Aviation Safety Summit.

FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

Advocacy | Mar 29, 2016

The FAA has selected two unleaded fuels to move to the next phase of testing for use in general aviation aircraft.

House passes bill to resume WASP inurnments at Arlington

Advocacy | Mar 23, 2016

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed AOPA-supported legislation that would once again allow Women Airforce Service Pilots to have their ashes placed in Arlington National Cemetery, restoring a privilege that was revoked in 2015.

Meet the next AOPA sweepstakes airplane

Article | Mar 22, 2016

Now that our Reimagined 152 has found a new home, it’s time to focus on AOPA’s next sweepstakes airplane, a Cessna 172.

You Can Fly Sweepstakes: Frequently asked questions

Article | Mar 22, 2016

Ever wonder what goes into identifying the sweepstakes winner? Check out answers to these frequently asked questions and find out how Eric Peterson was selected as the AOPA You Can Fly Sweepstakes grand prize winner.

AOPA helps drone operators unravel FAA rules

Advocacy | Mar 22, 2016

Drone pilots operating near airports can get help deciphering FAA guidance and learn more about best practices from a new AOPA fact sheet.

Eric Peterson wins AOPA's You Can Fly Sweepstakes 152

Article | Mar 22, 2016

Eric Peterson, a missionary pilot who has operated search-and-rescue, disaster relief, and humanitarian flights for almost 40 years, was awarded the AOPA 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes top prize, a Reimagined Cessna 152, at a surprise presentation March 22 in North Carolina.

Senate passes amended FAA funding extension

Advocacy | Mar 17, 2016

The Senate has passed an amended version of a House bill to keep the FAA running through July 15, but changes introduced in the Senate mean the measure must now return to the House for final approval before it can become law.

AOPA seeks funding for contract towers

Advocacy | Mar 16, 2016

Aviation organizations including AOPA are asking lawmakers in the House and Senate to protect funding for contract control towers.