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Missouri legislators, pilots ponder tax strategies

Advocacy | May 02, 2016

A bill to expand aircraft eligibility for a lower property tax rate is making its way before lawmakers, while an existing provision is reducing some tax bills.

Aviation’s clout noted in California

Advocacy | May 02, 2016

AOPA members met and mingled with advocacy staff representatives, Airport Support Network volunteers, and legislators at a California Aviation Day event.

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Industry calls on FAA to issue final Part 23 rule

Advocacy | May 02, 2016

AOPA and eight other industry groups sent a letter urging the FAA to "work swiftly to implement" Part 23 reform and issue a final rule by the end of 2016. The letter comes on the eve of a two-day FAA public hearing on Part 23 changes in College Park, Georgia.

AOPA, CBP building on progress

Advocacy | May 02, 2016

Following a successful campaign to end unwarranted searches of general aviation aircraft, AOPA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are looking at other ways to improve the experience of pilots flying cross-border operations.

Disney TFRs to be charted

Advocacy | Apr 28, 2016

The FAA, responding to urging from AOPA and other air traffic system users, will include two areas of congressionally mandated permanent flight restrictions to aeronautical charts.

FAA plans major RCO reduction

Advocacy | Apr 28, 2016

The FAA proposes to decommission 666 of the more than 2,100 remote communications outlets in the continental United States.

AOPA urges action on Hawaii airport authority

Advocacy | Apr 28, 2016

AOPA is urging members in Hawaii to help ensure general aviation is represented in a proposed state airport authority.

Senate appropriators pass FAA funding plan

Advocacy | Apr 25, 2016

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would provide $16.4 billion in funding to the FAA for the 2017 fiscal year.

Manassas adopts zoning amendment to protect airport

Advocacy | Apr 22, 2016

The city of Manassas, Virginia, has approved an AOPA-backed zoning amendment designed to help prevent conflicts between airport users and homeowners.

Houston flooding swamps airports

Article | Apr 21, 2016

A Texas deluge rivaling the torrents typically brought by Gulf of Mexico hurricanes flooded several Houston airports after 18 inches of rain fell during a short period of time April 18.

Senate passes FAA reauthorization

Advocacy | Apr 19, 2016

The Senate has passed FAA reauthorization legislation, including third class medical reform.

New chapter for aviation advocacy in Hawaii

Advocacy | Apr 18, 2016

The fourth-floor balcony of the Hawaii State Capitol was the scene of an important event for general aviation on April 6.

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Volunteer pilots sought for Ecuador relief effort

Advocacy | Apr 18, 2016

In the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador April 16, the nonprofit organization Aerobridge, which helps coordinate disaster relief flights, is seeking volunteer pilots and their airplanes in the country who can provide aerial support.

Aviation in spotlight at Missouri events

Advocacy | Apr 13, 2016

Spring and aviation were in the air at the Missouri State Capitol in early April as AOPA participated in some key events.

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Texas airport users win taxiway design change

Advocacy | Apr 13, 2016

When state officials proposed to improve taxiway access to a runway at Texas’s Wilbarger County Airport, airport users countered with an alternative to avoid incursions.

AOPA joins industry letter supporting uniform UAS regulation

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

AOPA and nine other aviation groups signed a letter opposing a recently proposed amendment to the U.S. Senate's FAA Reauthorization Act that would do away with federal preemption in the integration of drones into the National Airspace System.

FAA restores sim time for instrument rating

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

Beginning May 12, pilots will again be able to count up to 20 hours in an approved aviation training device toward the instrument rating.

Touchdown autorotations removed from helicopter CFI test

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

The FAA no longer requires demonstrations of straight-in or 180-degree autorotations to touchdown on helicopter instructor practical tests.

New York airports get funding increase

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

Airports in New York will get a funding boon under a state budget plan awaiting the governor’s signature.

AOPA at work in the Eastern region

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2016

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Eastern region.

AOPA at work in Alaska

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2016

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in Alaska.

AOPA at work in the Central Southwest region

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2016

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Central Southwest region.

AOPA at work in the Great Lakes region

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2016

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Great Lakes region.

AOPA at work in the Northwest Mountain region

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2016

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Northwest Mountain region.

AOPA at work in the Southern region

Advocacy | Apr 11, 2016

AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Southern region.