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New sleep apnea policy to take effect

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

FAA clarifies CFI checkride requirement

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.

Graves and Veasey to lead House GA Caucus

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

The House General Aviation Caucus will be led by co-chairs Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas).

Flights to Cuba Pending

Video | Jan 23, 2015

Flights to Cuba are still pending as the FAA is scrambling to work out the details.

AOPA Terrafugia Support

Video | Jan 23, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition road-worthy airplane as a light sport aircraft.

Powder River MOA Update

Video | Jan 23, 2015

The Air Force has issued a record of decision on the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

DOT Issues Revised Schedule for Medical Reform

Video | Jan 23, 2015

The Department of Transportation releases a revised schedule for the progress of the rule through the bureaucracy.

Building connections

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

AOPA Central Southwest Regional Manager Yasmina Platt nurtured the goodwill of Arkansas lawmakers, helping arrange for them an inside look at air traffic technology.

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2015

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Boozman, Manchin to head Senate GA Caucus

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2015

Sens. John Boozman (R-Arkansas) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), both staunch supporters of general aviation, have announced they will co-chair the Senate GA Caucus.

No cable mandate coming

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2015

The FAA has determined that an existing special airworthiness information bulletin is sufficient, and will not echo Australia’s new limits on certain control cable aseemblies.

AOPA WELCOMES SENS. BOOZMAN AND MANCHIN AS GA CAUCUS CO-CHAIRS

News release | Jan 22, 2015

AOPA WELCOMES SENS. BOOZMAN AND MANCHIN AS GA CAUCUS CO-CHAIRS

Indiana bill would end tax on ‘inventory’ aircraft

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2015

An AOPA-backed bill that would lift a tax burden on long-unsold aircraft in dealer inventories has cleared an Indiana state Senate committee.

Aviation caucus formed in California’s legislature

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2015

An aviation caucus has been created in California’s state Senate and Assembly, joining other states and the U.S. Congress.

Super Bowl XLIX notam released

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2015

The FAA has released a notam establishing a temporary flight restriction over the Glendale, Arizona, area for Super Bowl XLIX. Pilots flying in to watch the Patriots and Seahawks battle for the championship should study the notam.

Florida tax exemption not being uniformly applied

Advocacy | Jan 20, 2015

AOPA is working to make sure that members are not taxed for tax-exempt aircraft parts and services in Florida.

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

Advocacy | Jan 20, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

AOPA Pushes DOT to End Medical Reform Delay

Video | Jan 16, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker is fed up with foot-dragging on medical reform.

FAA withdraws rule to restore simulator time

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2015

The FAA has withdrawn a rule that would have allowed 20 hours of simulator instruction to count toward the instrument rating.

Power plant a hazard

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2015

AOPA has added the voice of the world’s largest pilot group to the chorus of those opposed to a Connecticut power plant plan.

AOPA pushes DOT to end medical reform delay

Article | Jan 13, 2015

AOPA members and the general aviation community are frustrated by the DOT’s long delay in reviewing medical reforms proposed by the FAA.