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GA proves its worth in whirlwind week

Advocacy | Apr 16, 2014

AOPA’s Central Southwest regional manager recently put GA’s utility to the test with a whirlwind trip covering four states, seven airports, and nine meetings.

Wisconsin governor signs aviation liability bill

Advocacy | Apr 16, 2014

Wisconsin’s governor has signed a bill adding aviation to an existing recreational-use statute.

Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Advocacy | Apr 16, 2014

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

FAA seeks to update DA40 main-spar AD

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2014

The FAA proposes to supersede an airworthiness directive requiring modification of the aft main spar of some Diamond Aircraft DA40 and DA40F airplanes.

Medical reform gains momentum

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2014

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

CBP actions draw media attention

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2014

The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.

City to appeal SMO ruling

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2014

Santa Monica will appeal a court decision dismissing a lawsuit seeking to release the city from its obligation to keep SMO open and operating.

GAO report finds problems with medical certification

Advocacy | Apr 10, 2014

A new report from the Government Accountability Office has revealed problems with the FAA medical certification process, including delays, technological issues, and lack of clarity.

Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

Advocacy | Apr 10, 2014

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Hawaii seeks airport rules input

Advocacy | Apr 09, 2014

Pilots in Hawaii have a chance to help shape revisions to rules governing hangar use.