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Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

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Pilots: What impact do airport LED systems have on ops?

Do you operate at airports or heliports that have LED systems? If so, AOPA, the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and multiple professional pilot organizations want to hear from you.

Jan 29, 2015

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EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments
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Medical Petition

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DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

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AOPA pushes DOT to end medical reform delay

AOPA members and the general aviation community are frustrated by the DOT’s long delay in reviewing medical reforms proposed by the FAA.

Jan 13, 2015 | comments

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AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Nov 26, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

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EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

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California Prop 65 avgas lawsuit settled

The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, the group announced Dec. 12.

Dec 15, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Flying versus the Kardashians

Recent headlines noting gasoline prices dipping below $3 a gallon have caused many pilots to wonder why avgas prices—which stubbornly remain above $6 a gallon in many locations.

Dec 01, 2014
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Part 23

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Sporty’s offers refurbished 172s

Sporty’s has struck a chord with flight schools and others looking for an affordable, like-new aircraft.

Jan 28, 2015 | comments

News release

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

Jan 13, 2015

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GA safety improving as NTSB targets loss of control

The NTSB on Jan. 13 named general aviation loss-of-control accidents to its Most Wanted list of safety concerns, even as GA accident rates have declined.

Jan 13, 2015 | comments
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Capitol Hill

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Graves and Veasey to lead House GA Caucus

The House General Aviation Caucus will be led by co-chairs Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas).

Jan 23, 2015

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Building connections

AOPA Central Southwest Regional Manager Yasmina Platt nurtured the goodwill of Arkansas lawmakers, helping arrange for them an inside look at air traffic technology.

Jan 23, 2015

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DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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Pilots: What impact do airport LED systems have on ops?

Do you operate at airports or heliports that have LED systems? If so, AOPA, the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and multiple professional pilot organizations want to hear from you.

Jan 29, 2015

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California airport holds Aviation Day

An annual celebration of aviation in Imperial County, California, drew a large number of local residents to the Imperial County Airport.

Jan 28, 2015

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Nurturing GA

Few states match Massachusetts when it comes to supporting airports, and the enthusiasm continues to be nurtured by AOPA and many others.

Jan 28, 2015
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State Legislation

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Aviation tax abatement sought in Nevada

An AOPA-backed bill would create a partial abatement of property or sales and use taxes for Nevada businesses that repair aircraft or components.

Jan 28, 2015

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New group seeks to protect, promote GA in Washington

Pilots in Washington State have another voice advocating for them on airport, economic, legislative, and public perception issues: the Washington State Aviation Alliance.

Jan 28, 2015

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Nurturing GA

Few states match Massachusetts when it comes to supporting airports, and the enthusiasm continues to be nurtured by AOPA and many others.

Jan 28, 2015
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NextGen

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GA groups urge FAA to lower barriers to ADS-B

Fourteen aviation organizations have banded together to urge the FAA to take immediate steps to lower barriers to ADS-B equipage.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

Garmin ADS-B certified for Gulfstream G150

An automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) installation by Garmin has been certified for the Gulfstream G150 mid-sized business jet.

Jan 06, 2015

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FAA deputy administrator a new pilot

Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments
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Security

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Super Bowl XLIX notam released

The FAA has released a notam establishing a temporary flight restriction over the Glendale, Arizona, area for Super Bowl XLIX. Pilots flying in to watch the Patriots and Seahawks battle for the championship should study the notam.

Jan 21, 2015

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FAA releases Super Bowl XLIX flight advisory

While we don’t know yet who will be facing off in Super Bowl XLIX, it’s not too early to make plans to fly in if you have tickets or if you want to watch the game from a Glendale, Arizona, establishment.

Jan 08, 2015

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AOPA, FAA ease holiday travel headache in Massachusetts

While East Coast travelers faced challenging conditions in the air and on the ground leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, AOPA and the FAA worked quickly to ease general aviation pilots’ travel concerns stemming from a vice presidential TFR.

Dec 04, 2014 | comments
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