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Judge rules for airport(s)

A New Jersey judge issued an eloquent ruling this month affirming the property rights of airport owners and blasting a town’s attempt to usurp them.

May 22, 2015 | comments

News release

GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

May 19, 2015

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Groups ask Congress to protect veterans' flight training

Seven general aviation associations, including AOPA, have sent a joint letter asking Congress to stop legislation that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans.

May 19, 2015 | comments
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Medical Petition

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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

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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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

Advocacy

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

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

Article

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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Capitol Hill

News release

GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

GA GROUPS ASK CONGRESS TO PRESERVE FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS

May 19, 2015

Advocacy

Groups ask Congress to protect veterans' flight training

Seven general aviation associations, including AOPA, have sent a joint letter asking Congress to stop legislation that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans.

May 19, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA at work on Iowa legislation

AOPA is hard at work in Iowa where the association is trying to pass legislation to save flight schools money and protect airports from encroachment.

May 06, 2015
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Airport Advocacy

Article

Judge rules for airport(s)

A New Jersey judge issued an eloquent ruling this month affirming the property rights of airport owners and blasting a town’s attempt to usurp them.

May 22, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA at work on Iowa legislation

AOPA is hard at work in Iowa where the association is trying to pass legislation to save flight schools money and protect airports from encroachment.

May 06, 2015

Advocacy

New Hampshire airport's fate goes to town vote

Residents will vote May 12 on the future of Parlin Field in Newport, New Hampshire, with many supporters rallying behind their local airport.

May 06, 2015
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State Legislation

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Membership News & Notes

New York tax exemption saves aircraft owners thousands

May 12, 2015

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Bills to improve safety, save money advance in Texas

Bills to mark and register meteorological evaluation towers, expand a tax exemption for aircraft maintenance, provide free state airport directories, and continue to provide a sale-for-resale tax exemption for leased aircraft, top AOPA's priorities in Texas.

May 07, 2015

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AOPA at work on Iowa legislation

AOPA is hard at work in Iowa where the association is trying to pass legislation to save flight schools money and protect airports from encroachment.

May 06, 2015
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NextGen

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

Advocacy

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

Advocacy

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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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

Advocacy

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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