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CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

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Oklahoma passes law to keep wind turbines away from airports.mp4

Oklahoma Senate Bill 808 was signed into law. Find out what it means for airports in the Sooner State.

May 01, 2015

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Baker reinforces reform message in House

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments
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Baker reinforces reform message in House

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments

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Baker tells Senate reform is key to GA future

Regulatory reforms are key to ensuring the future of general aviation, AOPA President Mark Baker testified before the Senate Aviation, Operations, and Security Subcommittee.

Apr 28, 2015 | comments

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Baker talks GA issues over ice cream

Protecting airports, growing the pilot community, and making aircraft accessible were among the topics AOPA President Mark Baker emphasized in a Pilot Town Hall and ice cream social at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo April 25.

Apr 27, 2015
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Avgas

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Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Apr 01, 2015

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Illinois bill would lower aviation taxes, support airports

A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate Feb. 18 would expand an aircraft maintenance sales tax exemption, lower taxes on aviation fuel, and dedicate fuel tax revenue to fund airport improvements.

Mar 10, 2015

Article

Continental engine certified for avgas, unleaded fuel

Continental Motors announced FAA certification of its IO-360-AF six-cylinder engine that can be operated with 100LL avgas or unleaded 91UL fuel.

Mar 02, 2015
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Part 23

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CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

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Baker reinforces reform message in House

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments

News release

REGULATORY REFORM IS KEY TO GA FUTURE, AOPA'S BAKER TELLS SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE

REGULATORY REFORM IS KEY TO GA FUTURE, AOPA’S BAKER TELLS SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE

Apr 29, 2015
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Capitol Hill

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Baker reinforces reform message in House

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Baker tells Senate reform is key to GA future

Regulatory reforms are key to ensuring the future of general aviation, AOPA President Mark Baker testified before the Senate Aviation, Operations, and Security Subcommittee.

Apr 28, 2015 | comments

Article

Baker talks GA issues over ice cream

Protecting airports, growing the pilot community, and making aircraft accessible were among the topics AOPA President Mark Baker emphasized in a Pilot Town Hall and ice cream social at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo April 25.

Apr 27, 2015
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Airport Advocacy

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Minnesota sets public meetings on airport zoning

Minnesota’s aviation community will have opportunities to weigh in on proposed changes to airport zoning laws at a series of outreach meetings.

Apr 29, 2015

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Baker talks GA issues over ice cream

Protecting airports, growing the pilot community, and making aircraft accessible were among the topics AOPA President Mark Baker emphasized in a Pilot Town Hall and ice cream social at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo April 25.

Apr 27, 2015

Article

‘An airport to watch’

The Rotary Aviation Zone, a wheelchair-accessible observation tower and picnic shelter with picnic tables, is taking shape near the control tower at Tacoma Narrows Airport.

Apr 23, 2015
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State Legislation

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State legislators to learn benefits of GA in webinar

Members of the National Conference of State Legislatures will learn about the economic impact general aviation has on jobs and the economy at the local, state, and national levels during a webinar May 1.

Apr 28, 2015

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Oklahoma bill limits wind turbines' encroachment

An Oklahoma bill should enhance flight safety by setting a minimum mile-and-a-half distance from airports for the construction of new wind-energy turbines.

Apr 28, 2015

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Event launches Colorado’s spring flying season

Colorado aviators came together to strengthen ties, enhance safety of flight, and enjoy each other’s company in an annual meet-and-greet event at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Apr 17, 2015
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NextGen

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GA recognizes need to educate ADS-B consumers

AOPA, equipment manufacturers, and aviation associations will work together to educate aircraft owners about their options when it comes to equipping Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast products, the groups agreed during a meeting hosted by AOPA President Mark Baker at Sun 'n Fun.

Apr 22, 2015 | comments

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Senate committee presses Huerta on FAA initiatives

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta appealed to a Senate committee for “stability and predictability” in funding for his agency during an April 14 FAA reauthorization hearing.

Apr 15, 2015

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FAA releases list of instrument approaches to be eliminated

The FAA has identified 736 VOR and NDB instrument approach procedures it would eliminate during the establishment of the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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Security

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Man’s violation of DC airspace ‘unacceptable,’ AOPA says

After Doug Hughes flew what he called a “gyroplane” into the Washington, D.C., Flight Restricted Zone and landed on the Capitol lawn April 15, AOPA quickly stated that the man’s actions were “unacceptable” and that they “should in no way be associated with the law-abiding professional and recreational pilots who every day follow the rules and regulations of the National Airspace System.”

Apr 16, 2015

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Pilots should note upcoming TFR over Florida

The FAA has issued a flight advisory and notam to alert pilots of an upcoming presidential temporary flight restriction over the Palm City, Florida, area on March 28 and 29.

Mar 20, 2015

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Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Feb 05, 2015
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