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FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.

Sep 15, 2014

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Flying Physicians support third class medical reform

A survey of flying doctors found that 80 percent favor third class medical reform.

Sep 12, 2014 | comments

Article

AOPA challenges proposed overflight ban

AOPA has asked the mayor of Chesapeake City, Maryland, to reconsider a proposed ban on overflights below 400 feet agl that would impact helicopter operations.

Sep 11, 2014
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Medical Petition

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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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NTSB releases study on medication, drug use

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Sept. 9 is incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution, AOPA said.

Sep 09, 2014 | comments

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Senators urge quick action on medical reform

Eleven senators are the latest to ask the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget to take quick action on third class medical reform.

Sep 03, 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

Pilot Magazine

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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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

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

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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Airport Advocacy

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Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Sep 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Membership News & Notes: ‘Loud and clear,’ says Huerta

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation (USDOT) for review, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

Sep 05, 2014

Article

Hangar policy comment deadline extended

The FAA has granted a 30-day extension on the comment period for its hangar use policy and AOPA is encouraging members to submit their thoughts.

Sep 03, 2014 | comments
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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: 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

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

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Avionics sales climb

The Aircraft Electronics Association reports worldwide avionics sales for the first six months of 2014 increased 6.8 percent over the same period in 2013.

Sep 03, 2014 | comments

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Member News & Notes: NextGen mandate ‘inadequate’ and ‘unclear’

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Department of Transportation Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton says.

Aug 08, 2014

Article

L-3 plans to offer ADS-B product line

L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.

Jul 30, 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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