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Groups ask EPA to reconsider position on avgas

Advocacy | Apr 24, 2014

Environmental groups are asking the EPA to take another look at avgas even as a government-industry program moves closer to finding unleaded alternatives.

Racing to a safer cockpit

Article | Apr 24, 2014

Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.

GA stops and searches continue

Advocacy | Apr 24, 2014

A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.

No joy for some pilots flying into JYO

Advocacy | Apr 24, 2014

The FAA has alerted AOPA to a spike in airspace penetration and violations of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area, particularly stemming from operations at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) in Leesburg, Va.

Colorado considers tower marking

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

Colorado is poised to join a growing list of states taking action to protect pilots from a hard-to-see hazard: unmarked meteorological towers.

Massachusetts governor signs bill funding airports

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.

Safety experts focus on control

Article | Apr 23, 2014

The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.

Braden Airpark closure bid voted down

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

A Pennsylvania airpark with an uncertain future will have six more months for its supporters to sell officials on a plan for its continued operation.

Managers buy Chelton, S-Tec

Article | Apr 22, 2014

The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.

Calif. officials educated on proposed park overflights reg

Advocacy | Apr 22, 2014

AOPA met with key California legislative staffers to educate them on a proposed overflight of parks regulation.