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Fight for Santa Monica shifts

AOPA is calling on members to act as the battle over Santa Monica Airport shifts to Congress.

Jun 26, 2015 | comments

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FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments

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Pro-GA bills protect pilots, fund airports in Michigan

General aviation pilots in Michigan are poised to benefit from a windfall of pro-GA bills working their way through the state legislature.

Jun 25, 2015
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Medical Petition

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Medical reform moving forward

Third class medical reform efforts continue to move forward, and AOPA will pursue every possible avenue to ensure that pilots get the relief they need, the association said June 23.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments

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NTSB's Hart expresses support for pilot medical education

The head of the NTSB told AOPA President Mark Baker that he supports AOPA’s development of a new course to educate pilots on medical factors.

Jun 17, 2015 | comments

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Baker reinforces reform message in House

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments
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Avgas

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House passes transportation appropriations bill

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

Jun 10, 2015

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Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Apr 01, 2015

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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
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Part 23

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It’s good to be the King Air

Since opening in 2009, Potomac Flight Training has secured a reputation for its ability to offer U.S. Army-compliant training for military contractors that use King Airs in overseas missions.

May 12, 2015

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Pilot Briefing: They did it!

With only a week’s worth of experience in their logbooks, One Week Ready to Solo participants Sherry Rosenkranz, Chris Graves, and Nik Oekerman demonstrated their newfound skills with unassisted flights April 25 in Lakeland, Florida.

May 06, 2015

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CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015
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Capitol Hill

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Fight for Santa Monica shifts

AOPA is calling on members to act as the battle over Santa Monica Airport shifts to Congress.

Jun 26, 2015 | comments

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Medical reform moving forward

Third class medical reform efforts continue to move forward, and AOPA will pursue every possible avenue to ensure that pilots get the relief they need, the association said June 23.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments

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Neffenger confirmed as TSA chief

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger has been confirmed as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Jun 22, 2015
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Airport Advocacy

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Fight for Santa Monica shifts

AOPA is calling on members to act as the battle over Santa Monica Airport shifts to Congress.

Jun 26, 2015 | comments

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New airport site selected for northern Minnesota

A new airport site has been selected to bring general aviation access to Lake of the Woods County in remote northern Minnesota near the U.S.-Canada border.

Jun 23, 2015

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Airports and Oklahomans: The perfect match

Two Oklahoma communities that have injected new life into their local airports are reaping rewards from their efforts.

Jun 18, 2015
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State Legislation

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Pro-GA bills protect pilots, fund airports in Michigan

General aviation pilots in Michigan are poised to benefit from a windfall of pro-GA bills working their way through the state legislature.

Jun 25, 2015

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New Texas laws benefit GA

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a number of general-aviation-friendly bills into law after the state legislature adjourned June 1.

Jun 25, 2015

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Oregon private airfield owners get protection with new law

Oregon becomes the twenty-seventh state to protect airstrip owners from liability after an AOPA-backed bill was signed into law, opening doors to recreational opportunities and increased public access.

Jun 18, 2015
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NextGen

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Home schooled

What’s most unusual about the ProFlight course is not what happens in Carlsbad. It’s what happens at your home or office in the weeks leading up to the training.

May 13, 2015

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GA recognizes need to educate ADS-B consumers

AOPA, equipment manufacturers, and aviation associations will work together to educate aircraft owners about their options when it comes to equipping Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast products, the groups agreed during a meeting hosted by AOPA President Mark Baker at Sun 'n Fun.

Apr 22, 2015 | comments

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Senate committee presses Huerta on FAA initiatives

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta appealed to a Senate committee for “stability and predictability” in funding for his agency during an April 14 FAA reauthorization hearing.

Apr 15, 2015
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Security

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Neffenger confirmed as TSA chief

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger has been confirmed as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Jun 22, 2015

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TFRs impact Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs

Pilots flying in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs areas June 18 to 21 need to be extra vigilant. The FAA has issued notams for multiple temporary flight restrictions over the metropolitan areas for President Barack Obama's visit.

Jun 16, 2015

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Man’s violation of DC airspace ‘unacceptable,’ AOPA says

After Doug Hughes flew what he called a “gyroplane” into the Washington, D.C., Flight Restricted Zone and landed on the Capitol lawn April 15, AOPA quickly stated that the man’s actions were “unacceptable” and that they “should in no way be associated with the law-abiding professional and recreational pilots who every day follow the rules and regulations of the National Airspace System.”

Apr 16, 2015
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