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Powder River Complex to go live

Article | Aug 26, 2015

The expanded Powder River Training Complex, a collection of special-use airspace covering approximately 28,000 square miles in the Northwest, will become active Sept. 17.

ATP Flight School airline transport pilot course gets FAA approval

Article | Aug 24, 2015

ATP Flight School’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 21.

'Feathered Edge' delights Aviation Day audience

Article | Aug 20, 2015

Filmmaker Kim Furst received three ovations from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and fellow aviators for her film, Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project, during a National Aviation Day showing of the movie in the U.S. Capitol.

Land-use change would encroach on Maryland airport

Advocacy | Aug 20, 2015

AOPA is urging officials in Frederick, Maryland, to oppose a real estate developer's bid to rezone farmland near the city's airport.

Island airstrip reopens, fulfilling a promise

Advocacy | Aug 19, 2015

An airstrip newly opened to the public is located on state-owned North Fox Island, 27 miles northwest of Charlevoix, Michigan.

Louisiana economic study makes case for aviation

Advocacy | Aug 19, 2015

Louisiana's general aviation airports contribute $967 million a year, and generate payrolls of $297 million, distributed among 9,307 jobs, according to an economic study.

AME urges his senators to back medical reform

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2015

An aviation medical examiner and pilot who leads the Minnesota Pilots Association has called on his state's two U.S. senators to support third-class medical reform.

Oct 1 end date for 'Flight Watch' frequency 122.0

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2015

AOPA is reminding members that the FAA will discontinue the universal Flight Watch frequency 122.0 MHz for in-flight weather services on Oct 1.

Celebrate 2015 National Aviation Day

Article | Aug 18, 2015

Aviators can help celebrate National Aviation Day Aug. 19 by flying to favorite destinations, introducing friends to flying, or attending discounted U.S. aviation events.

Airport funding makes gains in Washington state

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2015

Aircraft excise taxes collected by the State of Washington will exclusively fund airport improvement projects under a transportation appropriations bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Advocacy team busy during legislative ‘off season’

Advocacy | Aug 13, 2015

AOPA attended the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee's annual meeting in Boston July 29 through 31. The association also attends national Democratic legislative conferences.

AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

Advocacy | Aug 12, 2015

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Mexico extends ELT exemption

Advocacy | Aug 11, 2015

The Mexican government has extended the deadline for installing 406 MHz ELTs in light aircraft. AOPA requested the extension during a March meeting with the leader of the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority.

AOPA wins delay in flight plan change

Advocacy | Aug 10, 2015

The FAA has agreed to an AOPA-requested delay in implementing changes to flight plan requirements.

CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Advocacy | Aug 06, 2015

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

Member input sought on SoCal Metroplex study

Advocacy | Aug 04, 2015

AOPA is encouraging pilots who fly in southern California's congested airspace to review the Southern California Metroplex Project Draft Environmental Assessment and submit comments.

Member help still needed on medical reform

Advocacy | Jul 30, 2015

Although Congress is about to break for its August recess, AOPA members should keep calling their elected officials and asking them to co-sponsor the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), said AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon.

Aviation caucus growing in California legislature

Advocacy | Jul 30, 2015

The California legislature's new aviation caucus is growing, with four members having recently joined the original 17 lawmakers who came together to found the organization in January.

Tax fight renewed

Advocacy | Jul 29, 2015

AOPA and other industry groups are sounding familiar refrains in opposition to the return of a proposed repeal of aviation tax exemptions.

AOPA's Jim Coon explains Third Class Medical Reform Strategy

Video | Jul 29, 2015

AOPA Sr VP Government Affairs chronicles Medical Reform setbacks and a new path forward.

Ohio expands airport grants after funding increase

Advocacy | Jul 28, 2015

Ohio has announced a significant expansion of its fiscal year 2016 airport grant program, the result of funds being added to aviation programs during negotiations over the new state budget.