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New certification standards for mechanics in the works

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

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Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

Feb 04, 2016

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AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments
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Medical Petition

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Next steps for medical reform

With Congress back in session, the question on the minds of many pilots is, “What’s next for third class medical reform?”

Jan 14, 2016

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Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Dec 29, 2015

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Full Senate passes medical reform

The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which will now go to the House for consideration.

Dec 15, 2015
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Avgas

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Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Dec 29, 2015

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Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Dec 14, 2015 | comments

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Avgas replacement testing detailed

The FAA has released photos and details of the laboratory tests of new fuels vying to replace avgas.

Dec 02, 2015 | comments
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Part 23

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Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed

An FAA reauthorization bill that includes medical reform, user fees, and plans to separate air traffic control functions from the FAA has been announced.

Feb 03, 2016 | comments

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Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Dec 14, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Letters From Our October Issue

Have complicated modern avionics affected airmanship? Barry Schiff’s take on the subject struck a chord with readers.

Nov 10, 2015
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Capitol Hill

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Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed

An FAA reauthorization bill that includes medical reform, user fees, and plans to separate air traffic control functions from the FAA has been announced.

Feb 03, 2016 | comments

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House appropriators reject idea of privatized ATC

House appropriations leaders have said they won’t support any plans to remove air traffic control from congressional oversight as part of FAA reauthorization.

Feb 02, 2016

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Senators warn against air traffic spinoff

In a strongly worded letter to the leadership of the Senate Transportation Committee, appropriators said they oppose separating air traffic control from the FAA.

Jan 29, 2016 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

Feb 04, 2016

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AOPA responds to appeal of FAA determination on Santa Monica

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.

Feb 01, 2016

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Florida's Lake City airport to transition to Class D airspace

Lake City Gateway Airport in northern Florida will be getting Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace to go with the tower that has been operating there for years.

Jan 13, 2016
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State Legislation

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Aviation policy in spotlight at Indiana sessions

AOPA joined with other aviation organizations at an Aerospace and Aviation Day event at the Indiana Statehouse to press policymakers to strengthen aviation funding.

Jan 29, 2016

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Pilots: Ask Maryland legislators to lower cost of flying

A bill that would exempt aircraft repair and upgrade parts from sales tax in Maryland will be heard by the state Budget and Taxation Committee Feb. 3.

Jan 28, 2016

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Bill would add Wright Flyer to Ohio state seal

Ohio is the birthplace of heavier-than-air powered flight, and should add the Wright Flyer to the state seal, says one lawmaker.

Jan 27, 2016
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NextGen

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FAA announces changes to TIS-B

The FAA is preparing to implement changes to its Traffic Information Services-Broadcast (TIS-B), which provides traffic information to aircraft using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.

Jan 04, 2016 | comments

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Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Dec 29, 2015

Article

Aspen offers ADS-B solution

Aspen Avionics Evolution displays are now certified by the FAA to work with L-3’s Lynx Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.

Nov 17, 2015
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Security

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Solution found to security stalemate in Grand Junction

A new pilot program has ended a long-standing dispute over security measures at Colorado’s Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Oct 22, 2015

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FAA issues flight restriction notices for Papal visit

AOPA is urging pilots to familiarize themselves with temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect during Pope Francis' U.S. visit.

Sep 09, 2015

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CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

Aug 06, 2015 | comments
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