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North Dakota’s aviation growth presents challenges

A growing general aviation sector has an annual $1.5 billion impact in North Dakota, making support of the state’s 89 public-use airports a priority, AOPA said.

Mar 25, 2015

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Michigan liability protection bill clears House committee

A bill to provide liability protection for Michigan landowners who permit public use of their airstrips for recreational aviation has gained a legislative committee's approval.

Mar 25, 2015

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AOPA asks members to support Santa Monica

AOPA is asking pilots who live near Santa Monica, California, and know the value of Santa Monica Municipal Airport to take immediate action to support the airport.

Mar 23, 2015 | comments
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Medical Petition

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Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Mar 19, 2015 | comments

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AOPA, EAA leaders meet to solidify ties

Third class medical reform, the FAA’s hangar use policy, ADS-B, and growing the pilot population are among many issues that leaders of AOPA and EAA discussed during a meeting designed to further strengthen ties between the organizations.

Mar 12, 2015

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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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Avgas

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Illinois bill would lower aviation taxes, support airports

A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate Feb. 18 would expand an aircraft maintenance sales tax exemption, lower taxes on aviation fuel, and dedicate fuel tax revenue to fund airport improvements.

Mar 10, 2015

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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Part 23

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AOPA presents Hartranft Award to Rep. Shuster

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) received the 2014 Joseph B. Hartranft Award from AOPA President Mark Baker during a March 18 presentation on Capitol Hill.

Mar 19, 2015

Advocacy

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
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Capitol Hill

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Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Mar 19, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA presents Hartranft Award to Rep. Shuster

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) received the 2014 Joseph B. Hartranft Award from AOPA President Mark Baker during a March 18 presentation on Capitol Hill.

Mar 19, 2015

Advocacy

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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Airport Advocacy

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AOPA asks members to support Santa Monica

AOPA is asking pilots who live near Santa Monica, California, and know the value of Santa Monica Municipal Airport to take immediate action to support the airport.

Mar 23, 2015 | comments

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Zoning threatens Washington airport

AOPA is working with local residents in Eatonville, Washington, to prevent changes to a development plan that would adversely affect Swanson Airport.

Mar 20, 2015

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AOPA asks East Hampton to reconsider restrictions

AOPA has joined other aviation associations in urging town leaders to reconsider four proposed municipal laws that would impose extensive restrictions on East Hampton Airport in New York.

Mar 12, 2015
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State Legislation

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Michigan liability protection bill clears House committee

A bill to provide liability protection for Michigan landowners who permit public use of their airstrips for recreational aviation has gained a legislative committee's approval.

Mar 25, 2015

Advocacy

Zoning threatens Washington airport

AOPA is working with local residents in Eatonville, Washington, to prevent changes to a development plan that would adversely affect Swanson Airport.

Mar 20, 2015

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NY event focuses on aviation funding, competitiveness

More aviation jobs, a competitive tax structure, and a fully funded airport improvement program were objectives pressed at an Aviation Advocacy Day event in Albany, New York.

Mar 18, 2015
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NextGen

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Aviation growing despite ‘muted recovery'

The FAA sees a 'favorable' outlook for general aviation in its annual report, but fewer student and private pilots.

Mar 17, 2015

Article

Aspen ATX100G ADS-B transceiver gets FAA OK

Aspen Avionics has received FAA certification for its ATX100G ADS-B transceiver, which provides both ADS-B In and Out capabilities using a 978-MHz UAT datalink.

Mar 17, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Avionics

L-3 Aviation Products recently unveiled its Lynx Multilink Surveillance System line of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.

Mar 10, 2015
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Security

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Pilots should note upcoming TFR over Florida

The FAA has issued a flight advisory and notam to alert pilots of an upcoming presidential temporary flight restriction over the Palm City, Florida, area on March 28 and 29.

Mar 20, 2015

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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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