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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.

Land-use regs protect airports in Snohomish, Washington

Article | May 28, 2015

Snohomish County in Washington has revised land-use regulations to improve airport compatibility and protections.

Idaho aviators gather for fifth annual expo

Advocacy | May 27, 2015

General aviation pilots in Idaho gathered in Idaho Falls for the fifth annual Idaho Aviation Expo on May 15 and 16.

Judge rules for airport(s)

Article | May 22, 2015

A New Jersey judge issued an eloquent ruling this month affirming the property rights of airport owners and blasting a town’s attempt to usurp them.

AOPA at work on Iowa legislation

Advocacy | May 06, 2015

AOPA is hard at work in Iowa where the association is trying to pass legislation to save flight schools money and protect airports from encroachment.