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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.