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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.