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AOPA backs ‘Know Before You Fly’ campaign

AOPA has joined the “Know Before You Fly” campaign that seeks to educate users of unmanned aircraft systems about safe and responsible operations, including where and how high unmanned aircraft may be flown.

Mar 05, 2015

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Aviation in spotlight at Montana conference

More than 500 members of the Montana aviation community turned out to “fly the Big Sky” by attending the thirty-first annual Montana Aviation Conference.

Mar 04, 2015

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Aviation groups bring safety, cost concerns to Iowa lawmakers

Eliminating unnecessary cost burdens for flight training providers and assuring obstruction-free land development around airports were among legislative priorities that AOPA raised with Iowa lawmakers.

Mar 04, 2015
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Medical Petition

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FAA needs to be more efficient, House leaders tell Huerta

The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.

Mar 03, 2015

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AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

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Medical reform legislation introduced in House, Senate

New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments
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Avgas

Article

Continental engine certified for avgas, unleaded fuel

Continental Motors announced FAA certification of its IO-360-AF six-cylinder engine that can be operated with 100LL avgas or unleaded 91UL fuel.

Mar 02, 2015

Article

Fuel sales expected to climb

A majority of the nation's fixed-base operators surveyed by analysts expect to post an increase in fuel sales for 2015.

Feb 05, 2015 | comments

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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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FAA needs to be more efficient, House leaders tell Huerta

The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.

Mar 03, 2015

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AOPA focuses on reform at congressional roundtable

The FAA needs to reform its regulatory and certification processes, including changing the third class medical, AOPA told a House Aviation Subcommittee roundtable.

Feb 25, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

WX Watch: Lessons from Roselawn

Winter’s the time that always brings our attention to the well-known threats posed by icing.

Feb 04, 2015 | comments
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Capitol Hill

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FAA needs to be more efficient, House leaders tell Huerta

The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.

Mar 03, 2015

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AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Medical reform legislation introduced in House, Senate

New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments
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Airport Advocacy

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Aviation groups, East Hampton officials seek noise solution

AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.

Feb 27, 2015

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West Virginia adds liability protection for airfield owners

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Feb. 18 signed into law a bill that will add liability protection for land owners who allow aircraft operations at their privately owned airstrips and farms.

Feb 26, 2015

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Montana funds airport improvements

Montana awarded more than $700,000 in grants and loans to airports across the state Jan. 22, reinvesting general aviation fuel taxes into the aviation system.

Feb 12, 2015
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State Legislation

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Nevada lawmakers take up tax-abatement bill

AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.

Feb 26, 2015

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Bill to raise aviation fuel tax opposed

Two bills that would increase aviation fuel taxes and tap some proceeds for nonaviation purposes could place New Mexico in conflict with federal grant guarantees.

Feb 26, 2015

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Event promotes aviation in New Mexico

From celebration to legislation, aviation was in the spotlight at the state Capitol of New Mexico in Santa Fe on Feb. 20.

Feb 26, 2015
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NextGen

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NO USER FEES IN PRESIDENT'S BUDGET PLAN

NO USER FEES IN PRESIDENT’S BUDGET PLAN

Feb 04, 2015

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No user fees in White House budget plan

For the first time in years, President Barack Obama's new budget proposal does not include any new user fees for general aviation.

Feb 03, 2015 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: One hour to burn

What would you choose to work on if offered a complimentary hour to tackle the IFR proficiency challenge of your choice?

Feb 02, 2015
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Security

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Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Feb 05, 2015

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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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