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On level ground

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2015

Thinking of the three As of general aviation, Airports is the one that shines the brightest.

Fight for Santa Monica shifts

Advocacy | Jun 26, 2015

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

New airport site selected for northern Minnesota

Advocacy | Jun 23, 2015

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.

Airports and Oklahomans: The perfect match

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

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

Oregon private airfield owners get protection with new law

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

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.

Befriending neighbors

Advocacy | Jun 17, 2015

After noise complaints raised tension in recent years, a Cape Cod airport has bonded with the community through airplanes, classic cars, fire engines, and ice cream.

House passes transportation appropriations bill

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

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

Tower threatens decades-old family airfield

Advocacy | Jun 08, 2015

Randy Craft fights to keep a telecommunications tower from closing his family’s 40-year-old airfield and AOPA weighs in to help.

Meetings scheduled on Houston Executive control tower plan

Advocacy | Jun 04, 2015

The FAA will hold two informal meetings in June on a proposal to amend the airspace around Texas Houston Executive Airport.

Oregon advances private airfield protection

Article | May 28, 2015

Oregon lawmakers have moved a bill out of committee that would protect private airfield owners from liability.