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AOPA WELCOMES FAA SUMMIT TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES OF ADS-B MANDATE

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.

Sep 19, 2014

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FAA to address barriers to NextGen mandate at industry summit

The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments

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Dallas SIDs and STARs overhaul takes effect Sept. 18

Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.

Sep 18, 2014
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Medical Petition

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Senior AME speaks out in support of medical reform

As the push for third class medical reform continues on Capitol Hill and with the Department of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue is expressing his support for the effort by reaching out to fellow AMEs with compelling reasons of why pilot safety won’t be affected by medical reform.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments

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NTSB releases study on medication, drug use

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Sept. 9 is incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution, AOPA said.

Sep 09, 2014 | comments

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Senators urge quick action on medical reform

Eleven senators are the latest to ask the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget to take quick action on third class medical reform.

Sep 03, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

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AOPA hosts fuels presentation at NASAO conference

State and local aviation officials recently learned about the latest efforts to transition from 100LL avgas to an unleaded fuel and got an update on the initiative to reform third class medical certification.

Sep 11, 2014

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FAA selects four unleaded fuels for testing

The FAA has selected four unleaded aviation fuels to undergo initial testing at the agency's William J. Hughes Technical Center. Two fuels developed by Swift Fuels and one fuel each developed by Shell and TOTAL will undergo laboratory and rig testing beginning this fall and concluding in fall 2015.

Sep 08, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Dusty flies again

The action may be animated, but the production team behind Disney’s new film Planes 2: Fire and Rescue, sequel to the 2013 animated feature Planes, strove to keep every detail as realistic as possible.

Aug 06, 2014
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Part 23

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Quick Look: Beechcraft King Air 350

With a 300-knot cruise speed, the King Air 350 competes well against jets on trips shorter than 400 nautical miles, for example.

Sep 08, 2014

Pilot Magazine

P&E Avionics: Touché

The Touch’s 10.6-inch screen dominated the narrow Carbon Cub panel.

Aug 07, 2014

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Quick Look: Cessna CitationJet

The Model 525 CitationJet is the quintessential entry level jet.

Jul 31, 2014
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Capitol Hill

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Industry to senators: Don't close GA airport

An industry group led by AOPA is asking the Senate not to pursue legislation that would close Missouri’s St. Clair Regional Airport.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Senior AME speaks out in support of medical reform

As the push for third class medical reform continues on Capitol Hill and with the Department of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue is expressing his support for the effort by reaching out to fellow AMEs with compelling reasons of why pilot safety won’t be affected by medical reform.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014
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Airport Advocacy

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Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

Sep 18, 2014

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AOPA seeks more flexibility in hangar use

AOPA is asking the FAA to be more flexible when it comes to determining what constitutes acceptable use of airport hangars.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments

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Industry to senators: Don't close GA airport

An industry group led by AOPA is asking the Senate not to pursue legislation that would close Missouri’s St. Clair Regional Airport.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments
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State Legislation

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AOPA hosts fuels presentation at NASAO conference

State and local aviation officials recently learned about the latest efforts to transition from 100LL avgas to an unleaded fuel and got an update on the initiative to reform third class medical certification.

Sep 11, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Savings in the states

Over the past two years, AOPA has been able to actively save members who own their own aircraft an average of $179.22 per year.

Sep 05, 2014
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NextGen

News release

AOPA WELCOMES FAA SUMMIT TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES OF ADS-B MANDATE

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.

Sep 19, 2014

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FAA to address barriers to NextGen mandate at industry summit

The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments

Article

Avionics sales climb

The Aircraft Electronics Association reports worldwide avionics sales for the first six months of 2014 increased 6.8 percent over the same period in 2013.

Sep 03, 2014 | comments
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Security

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Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014

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AOPA leads effort to improve border crossings

AOPA has been working with government officials and other pilot groups in Canada and the United States to simplify border crossings for international GA flights.

Aug 07, 2014 | comments

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TFR to suspend flights at Maryland’s ‘DC-3’ airports

Operations at the so-called “DC-3 airports” in Maryland will be suspended Aug. 4 through 7 under a temporary flight restriction.

Jul 31, 2014
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