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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.

Death Valley airstrip’s future at stake in management plan

Advocacy | Mar 13, 2014

The National Park Service is weighing the future of one of California’s remaining backcountry airstrips in a land management plan.

AOPA meets with aviation leaders in the Northwest

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

Growing general aviation and protecting airports were among the hot topics at the Northwest Aviation Conference held outside Seattle Feb. 22 and 23.

Santa Monica advocates prep for next round

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA leaders were in Santa Monica this week, pledging their continuing support to protect the embattled airport.

AOPA lauds Colorado airports grant program

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2014

The Colorado Aeronautical Board awards $19.7 million in airport grants to 47 facilities statewide.

AOPA plans big presence at Northwest Aviation Conference

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA representatives will be out in full force at the upcoming Northwest Aviation Conference.

Judge dismisses Santa Monica suit

Advocacy | Feb 14, 2014

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter on Feb. 13 granted a motion from the Department of Justice and FAA to dismiss the city of Santa Monica’s lawsuit to release it from its obligation to operate Santa Monica Municipal Airport as an airport. But AOPA cautions that the fight to save the airport is far from over.

Chicken Strip gets support in Park Service meetings

Advocacy | Feb 13, 2014

Attendees at Park Service meetings on California’s Chicken Strip expressed support for keeping it open.

Bills decriminalize hangar violations

Advocacy | Feb 11, 2014

AOPA is backing a pair of bills in Hawaii that would remove criminal penalties associated with hangar policy violations.