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AOPA opposes user fees as reauthorization moves to full House

AOPA is standing firm in its opposition to user fees as FAA reauthorization legislation moves to the full House.

Feb 11, 2016 | comments

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Mitigations sought for Wisconsin SUA

AOPA has met with Wisconsin pilots and the military to gather information and propose changes to reduce the impact of military training.

Feb 11, 2016

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TFR a painful break for California aviation company

General aviation flying around Palm Springs, California, will come to an abrupt halt Feb. 12 for four days when a temporary flight restriction takes effect.

Feb 10, 2016
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Medical Petition

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Next steps for medical reform

With Congress back in session, the question on the minds of many pilots is, “What’s next for third class medical reform?”

Jan 14, 2016

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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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Full Senate passes medical reform

The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which will now go to the House for consideration.

Dec 15, 2015
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Avgas

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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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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

Article

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Dec 14, 2015 | comments
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Part 23

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Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed

An FAA reauthorization bill that includes medical reform, user fees, and plans to separate air traffic control functions from the FAA has been announced.

Feb 03, 2016 | comments

Article

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Dec 14, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Letters From Our October Issue

Have complicated modern avionics affected airmanship? Barry Schiff’s take on the subject struck a chord with readers.

Nov 10, 2015
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Capitol Hill

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AOPA opposes user fees as reauthorization moves to full House

AOPA is standing firm in its opposition to user fees as FAA reauthorization legislation moves to the full House.

Feb 11, 2016 | comments

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FAA funding hearing highlights disagreements over privatization

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard widely differing perspectives on proposed FAA reauthorization legislation at a sometimes tense Feb. 10 hearing.

Feb 10, 2016 | comments

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No user fees and modest upticks in White House budget for FAA

The president’s latest budget plan does not include user fees but does offer increased funding for NextGen modernization and air traffic services.

Feb 09, 2016 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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AOPA files new Part 16 complaint against Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California, has diverted airport funds, charged excessive and unreasonable landing fees, and denied leases on airport property, according to a new Part 16 complaint filed by AOPA and others.

Feb 08, 2016

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Colorado tool promotes airport sustainability

Colorado has rolled out a general aviation airport sustainability program that is much more than recycling or an effort to join the growing “green movement.”

Feb 04, 2016

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AOPA responds to appeal of FAA determination on Santa Monica

AOPA and nine others are asking the FAA to deny Santa Monica's appeal of the agency's determination that Santa Monica Municipal Airport in California must remain open at least until 2023.

Feb 01, 2016
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State Legislation

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Advocacy advances aviation in Kansas, New Mexico

AOPA has been hard at work advocating for general aviation at events in Kansas and New Mexico.

Feb 09, 2016

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Aviation policy in spotlight at Indiana sessions

AOPA joined with other aviation organizations at an Aerospace and Aviation Day event at the Indiana Statehouse to press policymakers to strengthen aviation funding.

Jan 29, 2016

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Pilots: Ask Maryland legislators to lower cost of flying

A bill that would exempt aircraft repair and upgrade parts from sales tax in Maryland will be heard by the state Budget and Taxation Committee Feb. 3.

Jan 28, 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

Article

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

Article

Aspen offers ADS-B solution

Aspen Avionics Evolution displays are now certified by the FAA to work with L-3’s Lynx Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.

Nov 17, 2015
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Security

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Solution found to security stalemate in Grand Junction

A new pilot program has ended a long-standing dispute over security measures at Colorado’s Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Oct 22, 2015

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FAA issues flight restriction notices for Papal visit

AOPA is urging pilots to familiarize themselves with temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect during Pope Francis' U.S. visit.

Sep 09, 2015

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CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

Aug 06, 2015 | comments
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