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Disney TFRs to be charted

The FAA, responding to urging from AOPA and other air traffic system users, will include two areas of congressionally mandated permanent flight restrictions to aeronautical charts.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

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FAA plans major RCO reduction

The FAA proposes to decommission 666 of the more than 2,100 remote communications outlets in the continental United States.

Apr 28, 2016 | comments

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AOPA urges action on Hawaii airport authority

AOPA is urging members in Hawaii to help ensure general aviation is represented in a proposed state airport authority.

Apr 28, 2016
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Medical Petition

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Senate passes FAA reauthorization

The Senate has passed FAA reauthorization legislation, including third class medical reform.

Apr 19, 2016

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FAA reauthorization debated in Senate

The full Senate has begun debating FAA reauthorization, passing amendments designed to increase security and rejecting a proposal to prevent airlines from shrinking seats.

Apr 07, 2016 | comments

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Senate passes amended FAA funding extension

The Senate has passed an amended version of a House bill to keep the FAA running through July 15, but changes introduced in the Senate mean the measure must now return to the House for final approval before it can become law.

Mar 17, 2016
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Avgas

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FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

The FAA has selected two unleaded fuels to move to the next phase of testing for use in general aviation aircraft.

Mar 29, 2016 | comments

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Training Tip: Preventing misfueling

Someone is walking around an aircraft, performing a preflight inspection. You can tell at a glance that it is a pilot preparing to fly because of two things the individual is carrying around: a checklist and a fuel sampling device. Fuel examination is one of the most important elements of a preflight inspection.

Mar 07, 2016

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Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Feb 08, 2016
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Part 23

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FAA reauthorization moves to full Senate

Legislation to reauthorize the FAA through the 2017 fiscal year moves to the full Senate after passing the Senate Commerce Committee on March 16.

Mar 16, 2016

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Senate unveils FAA reauthorization plan

The Senate Commerce Committee has unveiled its own version of FAA reauthorization legislation, which it will mark up on March 16.

Mar 09, 2016

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Proposed rule will streamline GA aircraft certification

The FAA has announced a proposed rule that would make it easier, faster, and less expensive to get modern safety equipment into general aviation aircraft.

Mar 09, 2016 | comments
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Capitol Hill

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Senate appropriators pass FAA funding plan

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would provide $16.4 billion in funding to the FAA for the 2017 fiscal year.

Apr 25, 2016

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Senate passes FAA reauthorization

The Senate has passed FAA reauthorization legislation, including third class medical reform.

Apr 19, 2016

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FAA reauthorization debated in Senate

The full Senate has begun debating FAA reauthorization, passing amendments designed to increase security and rejecting a proposal to prevent airlines from shrinking seats.

Apr 07, 2016 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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AOPA urges action on Hawaii airport authority

AOPA is urging members in Hawaii to help ensure general aviation is represented in a proposed state airport authority.

Apr 28, 2016

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Manassas adopts zoning amendment to protect airport

The city of Manassas, Virginia, has approved an AOPA-backed zoning amendment designed to help prevent conflicts between airport users and homeowners.

Apr 22, 2016

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Texas airport users win taxiway design change

When state officials proposed to improve taxiway access to a runway at Texas’s Wilbarger County Airport, airport users countered with an alternative to avoid incursions.

Apr 13, 2016
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State Legislation

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AOPA at work in the Eastern region

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Eastern region.

Apr 11, 2016

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AOPA at work in Alaska

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in Alaska.

Apr 11, 2016

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AOPA at work in the Central Southwest region

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Central Southwest region.

Apr 11, 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

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Appareo’s Stratus ESG on track for April

Appareo’s new Stratus ESG ADS-B Out transponder is on track for April 2016 deliveries, and the company’s new dealer network has reached 230.

Dec 28, 2015
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Security

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Brussels attacks postpone GA meeting in Europe

The terrorist attacks in Brussels early March 22 postponed a key meeting between officials with IAOPA Europe and the European Parliament that was scheduled to take place that evening.

Mar 23, 2016

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TFR planned in DC for nuclear security meeting

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in the Washington, D.C., area on March 31 and April 1.

Mar 22, 2016

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AOPA seeks GA waivers for Disneyland TFR

AOPA is asking the FAA to make it easier and safer for general aviation aircraft to operate in the busy airspace near Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

Mar 08, 2016
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