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More pilots to join Transportation Committee

Advocacy | Dec 11, 2014

The GA community hopes to have new allies on the powerful House Transportation Committee as two new pilots, including one AOPA member, join the group.

Seaplane ‘footprint’ small in Adirondack Park

Advocacy | Dec 11, 2014

Seaplanes “require no roads, trails or infrastructure to support their use,” wrote AOPA President Mark Baker in a letter to the Adirondack Park Administration.

AOPA advocates for pilots on proposed California overflight regs

Advocacy | Dec 11, 2014

AOPA continues to advocate for pilots’ access to airspace on what has become a multi-year effort by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to regulate airspace over its state wilderness areas, cultural preserves, and national preserves.

Despite concerns, San Luis Obispo eyes development near airport

Advocacy | Dec 10, 2014

AOPA has notified San Luis Obispo, California, that the association opposes the city’s move to allow “incompatible” land development close to the county’s regional airport.

Technology needed to navigate a changing Arctic

Advocacy | Dec 10, 2014

General aviation provides vital service to the isolated communities of the Arctic within Alaska, despite a critical lack of supporting infrastructure.

Cub's coronation

Article | Dec 09, 2014

So probable is it that anyone you meet knows something about the little yellow airplane pilots call the J-3 Cub that the phenomenon helped persuade Pennsylvania’s legislature to bestow official recognition on the aircraft this year.

Great Lakes Aviation Conference set for January

Advocacy | Dec 08, 2014

The Great Lakes Aviation Conference continues to be the premier aviation event in Michigan, said Bryan Budds, AOPA Great Lakes regional manager.

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Airspace Win in Nantucket

Video | Dec 05, 2014

Over Thanksgiving AOPA was able to work with the FAA to fix a TFR that closed the Nantucket airport to VFR operations.