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Santa Monica advocates rally support for ballot initiative

Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.

Aug 26, 2014 | comments

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Fire risk prompts AD

Citing one known fatal accident, the FAA has proposed stricter inspection requirements for Meggitt (Troy) combustion heaters.

Aug 25, 2014

News release

KEY LAWMAKERS WORK TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL REFORM

– Key lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

Aug 20, 2014
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Legislators push for quick action on medical reform

Lawmakers are asking DOT and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

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AOPA leads effort to speed medical reform

In an AOPA-led effort, seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA's proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

Aug 18, 2014 | comments

Article

'One heck of a week'

Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Jack Pelton said Aug. 3 that AirVenture 2014 was one of the best in years, and previewed coming attractions for 2015.

Aug 04, 2014
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Avgas

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

Pilot Magazine

President's Position: One step closer to reality

We’ve been talking about the need to find an unleaded replacement for avgas since the United States began phasing out leaded fuels in the early 1970s.

Aug 05, 2014

Article

Avgas replacement: It’s not just about octane

After testing more than 3,000 formulas over a 10-year period, Shell Aviation submitted its candidate fuel to the FAA for consideration as a fleet-wide, unleaded avgas replacement in July.

Jul 31, 2014 | comments
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Part 23

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P&E Avionics: Touché

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

Aug 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Cessna CitationJet

The Model 525 CitationJet is the quintessential entry level jet.

Jul 31, 2014

Article

Tecnam P2010 certified in Europe

Tecnam’s new four-seat, 133-knot, 180-horsepower model P2010 has taken one big step toward U.S. certification under FAR Part 23. The company said that the airplane had earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, and that deliveries would begin this week.

Jul 30, 2014
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Capitol Hill

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House passes bill to make tax break permanent

The House has passed a bill to renew and make permanent a tax break affecting some business purchases of aircraft.

Jul 15, 2014

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FAA faces ‘programmatic challenges’ with NextGen

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton testified June 25.

Jul 01, 2014

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Inhofe seeks to expand Pilot’s Bill of Rights

On June 30, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) launched a website detailing what he is calling the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. The draft indicates that the bill would limit Customs and Border Protection’s authority to stop and search GA aircraft and require the FAA to act on third class medical certification reform within 180 days of the bill becoming law.

Jun 30, 2014 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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Santa Monica advocates rally support for ballot initiative

Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.

Aug 26, 2014 | comments

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Montana’s GA community throws a party

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13.

Aug 18, 2014

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Injunction on new Hillsboro Airport runway denied

Oregon’s Hillsboro Airport will get a new runway after a federal court denies an injunction against the project.

Aug 06, 2014
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State Legislation

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‘Sunset’ provision stripped from Missouri tax exemption

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that will keep the state’s sales tax exemption on aircraft parts and materials in effect.

Jul 10, 2014

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Collaboration, teamwork, face time

AOPA Northwest Regional Manager David Ulane traveled to the capital of the state where he is based on July 1 to build on successful collaborations.

Jul 03, 2014

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California grants much-needed funds for airport improvement

Money has been transferred into the California Department of Transportation’s aeronautics account, opening up funds for airport improvements around the state.

Jul 02, 2014
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NextGen

Pilot Magazine

Member News & Notes: NextGen mandate ‘inadequate’ and ‘unclear’

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Department of Transportation Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton says.

Aug 08, 2014

Article

L-3 plans to offer ADS-B product line

L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.

Jul 30, 2014

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FAA faces ‘programmatic challenges’ with NextGen

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton testified June 25.

Jul 01, 2014
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Security

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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

Article

Small airport, huge losses

Thieves working in the night carefully removed avionics from more than a dozen aircraft parked in hangars and on the ramp at Jerry Sumners Sr. Aurora Municipal Airport in Aurora, Missouri, taking something from nearly everyone.

Jul 16, 2014 | comments
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