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Pilots petition to save runway

Advocacy | Dec 05, 2013

Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.

AOPA to pilots: Get involved in Garrett airport planning

Article | Nov 26, 2013

Pilots have the opportunity to weigh in as Garrett County Airport updates its master plan study.

IFR Fix: Full steam ahead?

Article | Jul 23, 2013

How should an instrument trainee choose between a "steam gauge" aircraft and a glass cockpit?

Motel project approval ignored airport safety zone

Advocacy | Oct 24, 2012

AOPA is challenging a California town's approval of a construction project that would build a Motel 6 partially located in a runway safety zone.

Kalispell Council sets hearing on airport master plan

Advocacy | May 02, 2012

Since 1929, the Kalispell (Mont.) City Airport has been a resource for pilots, a fixture in the community, and a regional economic asset. On May 7, pilots can show their support for the facility by participating in a city council public hearing on updating the airport master plan.

Hangar project confirms airport's turnaround

Advocacy | Apr 24, 2012

Airport advocates in Venice, Fla., are welcoming completion of a $1.15 million hangar facility as strong evidence that a turnaround that began at the airport last year is gaining momentum.

Overview Vision 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

Article | Dec 15, 2003

Overview Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act TITLE I—AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENTS Subtitle A—Funding of FAA Programs Airport Planning and Development Grants. Section 101: Authorizes $3.4 billion in FY2004; $3.5 billion in FY2005; $3.6 billion in FY2006; and $3.7 in FY2007 for the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

AOPA Action in California

Article | Oct 01, 2003

California legislative roundup A.B.332: "Airports: land-use commissions." The existing State Aeronautics Act provides for the establishment of airport land use commissions (ALUCs) in counties in which a public-use airport is located. It does not, however, include school districts as local agencies and does not require a local agency to notify the ALUC or the California Department of Transportation of a proposed override of an ALUC determination.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2003

AOPA Membership Passes Milestone! 400,000 Strong The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association surpassed 400,000 members — a new record for the world's largest civil aviation organization — on Tuesday, July 29, 2003. That figure also places AOPA among the top 100 associations of any kind in the nation.

California Action

Article | Oct 01, 2001

AOPA says changing traffic pattern won't fix incompatible land use In a recent letter to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, AOPA expressed its strong opposition to a plan to move the traffic pattern at Sacramento Mather Airport to make way for incompatible land use near the field. The proposed pattern change would affect Runway 4L/22R and would extend the downwind and final legs of the pattern by about 2,500 feet in an attempt to distance aircraft operations from the likely site of an elementary school.