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City to appeal SMO ruling

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2014

Santa Monica will appeal a court decision dismissing a lawsuit seeking to release the city from its obligation to keep SMO open and operating.

Hawaii seeks airport rules input

Advocacy | Apr 09, 2014

Pilots in Hawaii have a chance to help shape revisions to rules governing hangar use.

Houston mayor experiences GA first hand

Article | Apr 09, 2014

It started with a tweet and ended with Houston’s mayor enjoying the view from above in a general aviation aircraft.

Residents seek control of Santa Monica's future

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

A group of Santa Monica residents is seeking an amendment to the city charter that would put key decisions about airport property to voters.

An airport thanks its users, including GA

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

When Louisiana’s Lafayette Regional Airport wanted to express its gratitude to the community for record-breaking passenger volume, it created a rewards program.

Baker addresses Tennessee Airports conference

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

AOPA is working to keep pilots flying, and in some cases, draw them back to their airports, AOPA President Mark Baker told an annual gathering of aviation community members in Tennessee.

AOPA challenges city to let voters decide SMO future

Advocacy | Mar 26, 2014

AOPA speaks up for preserving Santa Monica’s embattled airport and challenges city council members to let voters decide its future.

Airport unknowns

Advocacy | Mar 20, 2014

Nearly 300 general aviation airports remain "unclassified" after a yearlong effort to assess their contributions to their communities.

AOPA urges Santa Monica advocates to speak up

Advocacy | Mar 20, 2014

AOPA is urging supporters of embattled Santa Monica Municipal Airport to speak up and correct misinformation about the airport and its value to the community.

AOPA works for Texas pilots

Article | Mar 19, 2014

Texas is certainly an aviation-minded state, though AOPA has still worked hard in recent years to keep the Lone Star skies friendly to general aviation.