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AOPA delivers strong message on mandate

AOPA’s message that the cost to equip is too high and must drop substantially was heard loud and clear at a “call to action” summit on ADS-B.

Oct 30, 2014 | comments

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Advocacy a key theme at Massachusetts airports conference

Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.

Oct 29, 2014

Article

AOPA calls ‘USA Today’ story ‘sensationalistic and incomplete’

USA Today has offered its readers sensationalistic and incomplete journalism with its latest story targeting general aviation, according to AOPA. The Oct. 28 article purports to examine the potential for post-crash aircraft fires.

Oct 28, 2014 | comments
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Medical Petition

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Type clubs are latest to join AOPA push for medical reform

The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.

Oct 23, 2014 | comments

Article

Spotlight on medical reform at Homecoming

The FAA hopes to have its proposal for medical certification reform out for public comment by the end of the year, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker told AOPA President Mark Baker at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4.

Oct 08, 2014

Advocacy

Medical advisory board supports third class reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

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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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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Part 23

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AOPA calls ‘USA Today’ story ‘sensationalistic and incomplete’

USA Today has offered its readers sensationalistic and incomplete journalism with its latest story targeting general aviation, according to AOPA. The Oct. 28 article purports to examine the potential for post-crash aircraft fires.

Oct 28, 2014 | comments

News release

AOPA RESPONDS TO USA TODAY STORY ON GA ACCIDENTS: "SENSATIONALIST AND INCOMPLETE"

AOPA RESPONDS TO USA TODAY STORY ON GA ACCIDENTS

Oct 28, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: ‘Battle of Britain’ movie airplanes sold

The rare fighters from the 1969 Battle of Britain movie have been sold to restorers in the United States and Europe, according to the agent handling the sale.

Oct 03, 2014
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Capitol Hill

Article

Shuster calls for bold thinking on FAA reauthorization

Aviation leaders in Congress should make the renewal of the FAA reauthorization bill something “big, bold, and transformational,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said Oct. 21.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments

Article

Spotlight on medical reform at Homecoming

The FAA hopes to have its proposal for medical certification reform out for public comment by the end of the year, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker told AOPA President Mark Baker at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4.

Oct 08, 2014

Advocacy

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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Airport Advocacy

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Advocacy a key theme at Massachusetts airports conference

Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.

Oct 29, 2014

Article

Watsonville Fly-In marks golden anniversary

When it comes to celebrating aviation, the folks in Watsonville, California, don’t take a back seat to anyone.

Oct 23, 2014

Advocacy

Voters Decide campaign plans election push for Santa Monica

The Voters Decide campaign is making a pre-election push for a ballot measure to put the future of SMO into the hands of voters.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments
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State Legislation

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Voters Decide campaign plans election push for Santa Monica

The Voters Decide campaign is making a pre-election push for a ballot measure to put the future of SMO into the hands of voters.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

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
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NextGen

Advocacy

AOPA delivers strong message on mandate

AOPA’s message that the cost to equip is too high and must drop substantially was heard loud and clear at a “call to action” summit on ADS-B.

Oct 30, 2014 | comments

Article

AOPA tells FAA mandate unworkable without changes

The FAA must address the serious concerns of the general aviation industry before pushing ahead with a 2020 ADS-B mandate, AOPA told the FAA administrator.

Oct 28, 2014 | comments

Article

Garmin introduces new ADS-B solution

Garmin announced a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution Oct. 28 that meets FAA requirements for ADS-B Out while delivering traffic and subscription-free weather to mobile devices.

Oct 28, 2014 | comments
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Security

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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

Advocacy

CBP review promises better training and procedures

A top-down review of CBP's enforcement practices shows the agency has heard GA concerns, but AOPA will remain vigilant to protect pilot rights.

Oct 08, 2014 | comments
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