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South Carolina adds recreational-use liability protection

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

South Carolina landowners who allow pilots to fly aircraft onto their property gain liability protection under an amendment to the state recreational-use statute recently signed into law.

California grants much-needed funds for airport improvement

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Money has been transferred into the California Department of Transportation’s aeronautics account, opening up funds for airport improvements around the state.

Colorado kicks off GA airport sustainability study

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

The Colorado Division of Aeronautics is conducting a general aviation airport sustainability study in an effort to create a set of tools and guidance that will help airports across the state become self-sustaining.

Proposed expansion of PA-28 fuel selector AD withdrawn

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

The FAA on June 27 withdrew a proposal to expand an airworthiness directive that requires replacing the fuel selector valve cover on certain Piper PA-28-series aircraft.

Missouri considers transportation tax

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Missouri voters will consider on Aug. 5 a Constitutional Amendment that would upgrade transportation infrastructure with a temporary tax increase.

A busy session

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

AOPA logged many hours advocating for pilots in Louisiana in the recent legislative session, working with lawmakers on a series of bills.

FAA faces ‘programmatic challenges’ with NextGen

Advocacy | Jul 01, 2014

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton testified June 25.

Four things to know about unmanned aircraft

Article | Jun 30, 2014

Titans of aerospace and startups alike gathered in Grand Fork, N.D., June 25 and 26 to discuss the future of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System. Here’s what a general aviation pilot should know about the emerging industry.

AOPA WELCOMES MOVEMENT TOWARDS PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

News release | Jun 30, 2014

A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming law and would also limit Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to stop and search general aviation (GA) aircraft unless there is reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

Inhofe seeks to expand Pilot’s Bill of Rights

Advocacy | Jun 30, 2014

On June 30, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) launched a website detailing what he is calling the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. The draft indicates that the bill would limit Customs and Border Protection’s authority to stop and search GA aircraft and require the FAA to act on third class medical certification reform within 180 days of the bill becoming law.