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Chicago-area ops recovering

Chicago airports were back to near-normal traffic volume three days after a fire allegedly set by a despondent Chicago Center contractor.

Sep 30, 2014

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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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Houston Executive gets new tower

A new air traffic control tower is slated to open at Houston Executive Airport Oct. 1.

Sep 29, 2014
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Medical Petition

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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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Rokita: Medical reform will happen

As momentum builds for the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), a co-author of the bill expressed optimism on AOPA Live This Week that medical certification reform will happen, either by FAA rulemaking or legislation.

Sep 22, 2014 | comments

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Senior AME speaks out in support of medical reform

As the push for third class medical reform continues on Capitol Hill and with the Department of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue is expressing his support for the effort by reaching out to fellow AMEs with compelling reasons of why pilot safety won’t be affected by medical reform.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

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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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FAA selects four unleaded fuels for testing

The FAA has selected four unleaded aviation fuels to undergo initial testing at the agency's William J. Hughes Technical Center. Two fuels developed by Swift Fuels and one fuel each developed by Shell and TOTAL will undergo laboratory and rig testing beginning this fall and concluding in fall 2015.

Sep 08, 2014 | comments

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
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Part 23

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Quick Look: Beechcraft King Air 350

With a 300-knot cruise speed, the King Air 350 competes well against jets on trips shorter than 400 nautical miles, for example.

Sep 08, 2014

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P&E Avionics: Touché

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

Aug 07, 2014

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Quick Look: Cessna CitationJet

The Model 525 CitationJet is the quintessential entry level jet.

Jul 31, 2014
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Capitol Hill

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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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Senior AME speaks out in support of medical reform

As the push for third class medical reform continues on Capitol Hill and with the Department of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue is expressing his support for the effort by reaching out to fellow AMEs with compelling reasons of why pilot safety won’t be affected by medical reform.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments

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Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014
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Airport Advocacy

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Houston Executive gets new tower

A new air traffic control tower is slated to open at Houston Executive Airport Oct. 1.

Sep 29, 2014

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Virginia county rejects development near airport

The Stafford County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors has denied a rezoning request for a development project that AOPA had opposed as an incompatible land use near the Stafford Regional Airport.

Sep 25, 2014

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Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

Sep 18, 2014
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State Legislation

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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

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Savings in the states

Over the past two years, AOPA has been able to actively save members who own their own aircraft an average of $179.22 per year.

Sep 05, 2014
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NextGen

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Chicago-area ops recovering

Chicago airports were back to near-normal traffic volume three days after a fire allegedly set by a despondent Chicago Center contractor.

Sep 30, 2014

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Watchdog report highlights problems with NextGen mandate

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General says delays, cost overruns, and technical problems continue to plague the FAA's implementation of ADS-B.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments

News release

AOPA RESPONDS TO FEDERAL WATCHDOG REPORT CRITICIZING FAA ON ADS B IMPLEMENTATION

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General is critical of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) progress on ADS-B implementation, pointing out delays, cost overruns and inadequate benefits. These and other problems, including inaccurate data that has led to enforcement actions against pilots, mean the FAA may not be able to fully justify the investments taxpayers and pilots have made in the system, according to the report released Sept. 24.

Sep 25, 2014
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Security

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Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014

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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
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