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Advocacy a key theme at Massachusetts airports conference

Advocacy | Oct 29, 2014

Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.

Watsonville Fly-In marks golden anniversary

Article | Oct 23, 2014

When it comes to celebrating aviation, the folks in Watsonville, California, don’t take a back seat to anyone.

Voters Decide campaign plans election push for Santa Monica

Advocacy | Oct 16, 2014

The Voters Decide campaign is making a pre-election push for a ballot measure to put the future of SMO into the hands of voters.

Closure threat ends for Lost Nation Airport

Advocacy | Oct 16, 2014

A cloud of closure has been lifted from an Ohio airport after supporters made the case to local officials that the airport contributes value to the local economy.

What’s in your hangar?

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

For more than 25 years, the FAA has taken the position that hangars at federally funded airports should be reserved for aeronautical use.

Houston Executive gets new tower

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2014

A new air traffic control tower is slated to open at Houston Executive Airport Oct. 1.

Virginia county rejects development near airport

Advocacy | Sep 25, 2014

The Stafford County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors has denied a rezoning request for a development project that AOPA had opposed as an incompatible land use near the Stafford Regional Airport.

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

AOPA seeks more flexibility in hangar use

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

AOPA is asking the FAA to be more flexible when it comes to determining what constitutes acceptable use of airport hangars.

Industry to senators: Don't close GA airport

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

An industry group led by AOPA is asking the Senate not to pursue legislation that would close Missouri’s St. Clair Regional Airport.

Islip, NY, urged to reconsider landing restriction, fees

Advocacy | Sep 17, 2014

AOPA is urging the town of Islip, N.Y., to reconsider a recently enacted fee schedule that sets higher rates for night landings.

Strong turnout for California airports conference

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2014

California’s aviation community reaffirmed the importance of maintaining close ties to achieve mutual goals and educate policy makers.

Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

Advocacy | Sep 10, 2014

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Membership News & Notes: ‘Loud and clear,’ says Huerta

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation (USDOT) for review, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

Hangar policy comment deadline extended

Article | Sep 03, 2014

The FAA has granted a 30-day extension on the comment period for its hangar use policy and AOPA is encouraging members to submit their thoughts.

AOPA members urged to weigh in on Ohio airports study

Advocacy | Sep 03, 2014

As the final version of the Ohio Office of Aviation's Airports Focus Study is being prepared, AOPA members are being asked to offer feedback on a report that will help set future funding priorities for general aviation facilities in the state.

Snohomish County begins airport land-use compatibility study

Advocacy | Sep 02, 2014

Washington state’s Snohomish County has launched a land-use compatibility initiative that targets six general aviation airports.

New Colorado study designed to help GA airports

Advocacy | Sep 02, 2014

General aviation airports in Colorado will get sustainability help from a new study underway.

AOPA opposes Virginia development

Advocacy | Aug 27, 2014

A proposal to build hundreds of homes next to Stafford Regional Airport in Virginia is ill-advised, AOPA has told local officials.

Santa Monica advocates rally support for ballot initiative

Advocacy | Aug 26, 2014

Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.

Montana’s GA community throws a party

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2014

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13.

Injunction on new Hillsboro Airport runway denied

Advocacy | Aug 06, 2014

Oregon’s Hillsboro Airport will get a new runway after a federal court denies an injunction against the project.