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Kentucky honors longtime advocate Bob Minter

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Former AOPA Southeastern Regional Manager Bob Minter was honored Sept. 10 with the Kentucky Aviation Association’s highest award for his five decades of airport awareness and advocacy in the region.

Oregon pilots celebrate good news on Salem Class D airspace

Advocacy | Sep 22, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport are celebrating after protests caused the FAA to think twice about doubling the Class D airspace for neighboring McNary Field Airport.

'From barnstormers to jets'

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

A Texas airport named for a pioneering aviation family is marking a century of continuous operation in 2015.

AOPA helps Oregon pilots seek Class D relief

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport should soon get some airspace relief after AOPA communicated numerous concerns to the FAA's Western Service Center to mitigate the Class D airspace expansion at neighboring McNary Field Airport.

Santa Monica puts airport ahead of homelessness

Advocacy | Sep 02, 2015

Santa Monica has made taking control of airport property one of its top three priorities, ahead of homelessness and education.

Oregon's McNary Field airspace changes cause confusion

Article | Aug 31, 2015

Pilots flying near Salem, Oregon, should be vigilant about McNary Field's recent Class D airspace expansion; a small notch has been cut out of the airspace for operations at nearby Independence State Airport.

Land-use change would encroach on Maryland airport

Advocacy | Aug 20, 2015

AOPA is urging officials in Frederick, Maryland, to oppose a real estate developer's bid to rezone farmland near the city's airport.

Island airstrip reopens, fulfilling a promise

Advocacy | Aug 19, 2015

An airstrip newly opened to the public is located on state-owned North Fox Island, 27 miles northwest of Charlevoix, Michigan.

Airports to benefit from tax revenue in Washington state

Advocacy | Jul 09, 2015

A revenue bill signed by Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee contains a provision ensuring that money collected from aviation excise taxes will fund airport grants.

Iowa lawmakers back trio of GA bills in overtime session

Article | Jul 07, 2015

A trio of measures benefiting Iowa and its pilots passed the General Assembly in June before lawmakers gaveled their 2015 session to a close. Five extra weeks of wrangling produced three AOPA-backed bills clarifying aviation education, land use, and development in the state.