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Objections renewed to new Islip landing fees

AOPA continues to urge the town of Islip, New York, to rescind a revised landing fee schedule.

Dec 18, 2014

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Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

A Colorado county airport will bear the name of a history-making pilot after local officials voted to honor her pioneering aviation career.

Dec 18, 2014

Article

Congress passes tax incentives

A tax incentive long used to stimulate investment in equipment, including aircraft, awaits the president’s signature.

Dec 17, 2014
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Medical Petition

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AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Nov 26, 2014 | comments

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FAA must address key GA issues, AOPA tells Congress

AOPA President Mark Baker highlighted issues affecting general aviation oversight, regulation, and certification during testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Nov. 18.

Nov 18, 2014 | comments

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Medical reform legislation adds co-sponsors

Support continues to grow for the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, with nine new co-sponsors signing on following midterm elections.

Nov 14, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

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California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

Dec 15, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

What’s in your hangar?

For more than 25 years, the FAA has taken the position that hangars at federally funded airports should be reserved for aeronautical use.

Oct 03, 2014

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FAA names Crown to support unleaded fuel tests

A consulting firm that specializes in helping the FAA and NASA manage research will help develop an unleaded fuel for the general aviation fleet.

Oct 01, 2014 | comments
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Part 23

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FAA funding secured through September 2015

Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.

Dec 16, 2014

Pilot Magazine

BizAv showtime

Every autumn the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) holds its annual convention, an event that serves as the turbine-powered world’s biggest get-together.

Nov 11, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Ecosystem II

Most will agree that we generally pay too much for aircraft and associated items, but there are some solutions—and I’m so proud that AOPA and the AOPA Foundation have arrived in the right place.

Nov 07, 2014
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Capitol Hill

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FAA funding secured through September 2015

Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.

Dec 16, 2014

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More pilots to join Transportation Committee

The GA community hopes to have new allies on the powerful House Transportation Committee as two new pilots, including one AOPA member, join the group.

Dec 11, 2014

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Unmanned aircraft rules needed now, AOPA tells Congress

The FAA must take steps to expedite rulemaking for small unmanned aircraft, AOPA told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in a Dec. 10 statement.

Dec 10, 2014 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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Objections renewed to new Islip landing fees

AOPA continues to urge the town of Islip, New York, to rescind a revised landing fee schedule.

Dec 18, 2014

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Colorado airport designated Emily Warner Field

A Colorado county airport will bear the name of a history-making pilot after local officials voted to honor her pioneering aviation career.

Dec 18, 2014

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New Hampshire airports seek 'dependable' funding

Members of New Hampshire’s airports community exchanged ideas on how to secure dependable funding at the annual meeting of the Granite State Airport Management Association.

Dec 17, 2014
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State Legislation

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Cub's coronation

So probable is it that anyone you meet knows something about the little yellow airplane pilots call the J-3 Cub that the phenomenon helped persuade Pennsylvania’s legislature to bestow official recognition on the aircraft this year.

Dec 09, 2014 | comments

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Pennsylvania working to grow its aviation economy

Pennsylvania is showing its aviation community that there is no need to fly out of state for aircraft maintenance or repairs.

Nov 19, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E/Proficiency: Alaskan adventure

Dwayne King, the founder of the Christian nonprofit Kingdom Air Corps who has decades of experience flying in northern Alaska and eastern Russia, specializes in training missionary pilots how to fly safely in remote areas over unforgiving terrain.

Nov 07, 2014
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NextGen

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Chicago fire review released

The FAA is working to automate a contingency plan developed on the fly when Chicago Center was taken out by arson from within Sept. 26.

Nov 25, 2014

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FAA must address key GA issues, AOPA tells Congress

AOPA President Mark Baker highlighted issues affecting general aviation oversight, regulation, and certification during testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Nov. 18.

Nov 18, 2014 | comments

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AOPA ready to work with FAA on ADS-B Out mandate

AOPA is standing ready to work with the FAA and industry to break down the barriers to meeting the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate. At the top of the association’s list of concerns is lowering the cost to comply.

Nov 12, 2014 | comments
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Security

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AOPA, FAA ease holiday travel headache in Massachusetts

While East Coast travelers faced challenging conditions in the air and on the ground leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, AOPA and the FAA worked quickly to ease general aviation pilots’ travel concerns stemming from a vice presidential TFR.

Dec 04, 2014 | comments

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AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014

News release

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

Oct 16, 2014
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