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Member help still needed on medical reform

Although Congress is about to break for its August recess, AOPA members should keep calling their elected officials and asking them to co-sponsor the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), said AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon.

Jul 30, 2015

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Aviation caucus growing in California legislature

The California legislature's new aviation caucus is growing, with four members having recently joined the original 17 lawmakers who came together to found the organization in January.

Jul 30, 2015 | comments

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Tax fight renewed

AOPA and other industry groups are sounding familiar refrains in opposition to the return of a proposed repeal of aviation tax exemptions.

Jul 29, 2015
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Medical Petition

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Member help still needed on medical reform

Although Congress is about to break for its August recess, AOPA members should keep calling their elected officials and asking them to co-sponsor the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), said AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon.

Jul 30, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA fights back on medical reform

AOPA is more determined than ever to get pilots the relief they need from the third class medical process, said AOPA President Mark Baker.

Jul 28, 2015

Advocacy

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Momentum for third class medical reform and protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions continues to grow but additional support is urgently needed. The Air Line Pilots Association International is actively opposing reform.

Jul 24, 2015 | comments
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Avgas

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FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivered an hour-long address at EAA AirVenture on July 23 that said little about the subjects general aviation pilots care most about: third class medical reform, avgas, and streamlining certification rules for aircraft manufacturers.

Jul 23, 2015

Article

Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments

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Hunt for avgas replacement on target

The hunt for an unleaded replacement for avgas is continuing on target, members of the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative Steering Group said following a three-day meeting to evaluate progress.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments
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Part 23

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FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivered an hour-long address at EAA AirVenture on July 23 that said little about the subjects general aviation pilots care most about: third class medical reform, avgas, and streamlining certification rules for aircraft manufacturers.

Jul 23, 2015

Pilot Magazine

It’s good to be the King Air

Since opening in 2009, Potomac Flight Training has secured a reputation for its ability to offer U.S. Army-compliant training for military contractors that use King Airs in overseas missions.

May 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: They did it!

With only a week’s worth of experience in their logbooks, One Week Ready to Solo participants Sherry Rosenkranz, Chris Graves, and Nik Oekerman demonstrated their newfound skills with unassisted flights April 25 in Lakeland, Florida.

May 06, 2015
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Capitol Hill

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Member help still needed on medical reform

Although Congress is about to break for its August recess, AOPA members should keep calling their elected officials and asking them to co-sponsor the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), said AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon.

Jul 30, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA fights back on medical reform

AOPA is more determined than ever to get pilots the relief they need from the third class medical process, said AOPA President Mark Baker.

Jul 28, 2015

Advocacy

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Momentum for third class medical reform and protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions continues to grow but additional support is urgently needed. The Air Line Pilots Association International is actively opposing reform.

Jul 24, 2015 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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Airports to benefit from tax revenue in Washington state

A revenue bill signed by Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee contains a provision ensuring that money collected from aviation excise taxes will fund airport grants.

Jul 09, 2015

Article

Iowa lawmakers back trio of GA bills in overtime session

A trio of measures benefiting Iowa and its pilots passed the General Assembly in June before lawmakers gaveled their 2015 session to a close. Five extra weeks of wrangling produced three AOPA-backed bills clarifying aviation education, land use, and development in the state.

Jul 07, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

On level ground

Thinking of the three As of general aviation, Airports is the one that shines the brightest.

Jul 01, 2015
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State Legislation

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Tax fight renewed

AOPA and other industry groups are sounding familiar refrains in opposition to the return of a proposed repeal of aviation tax exemptions.

Jul 29, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA fights back on medical reform

AOPA is more determined than ever to get pilots the relief they need from the third class medical process, said AOPA President Mark Baker.

Jul 28, 2015

Advocacy

Ohio expands airport grants after funding increase

Ohio has announced a significant expansion of its fiscal year 2016 airport grant program, the result of funds being added to aviation programs during negotiations over the new state budget.

Jul 28, 2015
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NextGen

Article

Aspen, L-3 partner on ADS-B options

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Aviation Products are integrating Aspen displays and L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 transponder.

Jul 21, 2015

Pilot Magazine

The ‘see and avoid’ rules

Faithful readers of this column recognize that over many years I have reviewed for pilots and aircraft owners the general operating and flight rules of the federal aviation regulations.

Jul 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Home schooled

What’s most unusual about the ProFlight course is not what happens in Carlsbad. It’s what happens at your home or office in the weeks leading up to the training.

May 13, 2015
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Security

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King Schools offers new TSA course

Flight instructors have a new way to comply with the TSA's annual security awareness training requirement with King Schools new online course.

Jul 16, 2015

Advocacy

Neffenger confirmed as TSA chief

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger has been confirmed as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Jun 22, 2015

Advocacy

TFRs impact Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs

Pilots flying in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs areas June 18 to 21 need to be extra vigilant. The FAA has issued notams for multiple temporary flight restrictions over the metropolitan areas for President Barack Obama's visit.

Jun 16, 2015
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