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Proposed hotel too tall for site near Maryland airport

Advocacy | Nov 25, 2014

AOPA has urged College Park, Maryland, to make approval of a hotel construction project near the city airport conditional on reducing the building’s height.

Pilots, community transform two Oregon airports

Advocacy | Nov 20, 2014

Two general aviation airports located two miles apart in a remote section of northeast Oregon are coming alive, thanks to pilots and area residents.

Fuel farm could increase Georgia airport’s economic impact

Advocacy | Nov 20, 2014

Installing a fuel farm at Berrien County Airport in Nashville, Georgia, could increase the airport’s economic impact on the local community from its last reported $682,200 to nearly $1 million, according to AOPA.

AOPA: Nez Perce-Clearwater plan should protect airstrips

Advocacy | Nov 20, 2014

Revisions to the U.S. Forest Service’s plan for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in Idaho should allow safety-related improvements to existing airstrips and open the door to creation of new airstrips, AOPA said in comments on the revisions Nov. 12.

Pilots urged to complete Lake Hood Seaplane Base survey

Advocacy | Nov 17, 2014

AOPA is urging pilots who use the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to participate in a master planning survey.

Restoration of weather observer urged for Gulkana, Alaska

Advocacy | Nov 12, 2014

AOPA is urging the FAA to restore canceled weather augmentation services at Alaska’s Gulkana Airport.

FAA says fuel taxes must fund aviation

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2014

The FAA has clarified its rule regarding the use of state and local fuel tax revenues, saying that the money must be used for aviation purposes.

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.

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.