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Medical Reform Update from Colorado Springs

Video | Oct 02, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker provides an update on third class medical reform at the Colorado Springs Regional Fly-In.

Watch for wildfire TFRs

Article | Oct 01, 2015

With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.

FAA funding extension passes Senate

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

Funding for the FAA will be extended through March 31, 2016, under legislation passed by the House and Senate just ahead of the deadline.

Pilot Briefing: AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

The FAA has rescinded a sweeping notam regarding the reliability of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance.

House passes FAA funding extension

Advocacy | Sep 28, 2015

The House has passed a measure to extend FAA funding through March 31, 2016.

AOPA says medical reform is closer than ever before

Advocacy | Sep 25, 2015

As support for the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 continues to grow, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has taken to the Senate floor to explain key provisions of the measure.

FAA extension bill introduced in House

Article | Sep 25, 2015

Leaders of two key House committees have introduced a bill to extend FAA funding through March 31, 2016.

SAIB affects Beechcraft leading edge hinge pins

Advocacy | Sep 23, 2015

The FAA has issued a special airworthiness information bulletin warning the owners of Beechcraft Debonairs, Bonanzas, and Barons about the potential for corrosion on the wing leading edge hinge pin.

FAA makes upgrading attitude indicators easier

Advocacy | Sep 23, 2015

A new FAA policy statement will make it easier for aircraft owners to replace vacuum-driven attitude indicators with newer, more reliable electronically driven models.

Kentucky honors longtime advocate Bob Minter

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Former AOPA Southeastern Regional Manager Bob Minter was honored Sept. 10 with the Kentucky Aviation Association’s highest award for his five decades of airport awareness and advocacy in the region.

Oregon pilots celebrate good news on Salem Class D airspace

Advocacy | Sep 22, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport are celebrating after protests caused the FAA to think twice about doubling the Class D airspace for neighboring McNary Field Airport.

Getting drones up there

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Many of the institutions that are emerging as leaders of drone integration research came together Sept. 15 at Mississippi State University.

'From barnstormers to jets'

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

A Texas airport named for a pioneering aviation family is marking a century of continuous operation in 2015.

Progress steady on avgas replacement search

Advocacy | Sep 21, 2015

One year after four fuels were selected for testing as potential replacements for leaded avgas, progress remains steady and the first phase of testing should be completed on schedule in late 2015.

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 wins co-sponsors

Advocacy | Sep 19, 2015

The Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 has achieved a potentially important milestone, with 67 senators signing on as co-sponsors of the bill to reform the third class medical process and provide legal protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions.

Hearings set on proposed Alaska F-35 base

Advocacy | Sep 17, 2015

AOPA is encouraging members who fly in Alaska to comment on a proposal to base F-35 fighter aircraft at Eielson Air Force Base.

Voters oppose privatizing ATC

Advocacy | Sep 17, 2015

Voters nationwide strongly oppose privatizing the air traffic control system, according to a survey released Sept. 17.

Powder River Complex activated

Advocacy | Sep 17, 2015

A 28,000-square-mile area of special-use airspace known as the Powder River Training Complex is now active.

Federal law would preempt Michigan drone rules

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

State legislatures should let the FAA address management challenges in the National Airspace System despite local concerns about drone flights, AOPA said.

AOPA helps Oregon pilots seek Class D relief

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

Salem, Oregon, pilots operating at Independence State Airport should soon get some airspace relief after AOPA communicated numerous concerns to the FAA's Western Service Center to mitigate the Class D airspace expansion at neighboring McNary Field Airport.

Move to ICAO flight plan delayed until 2016

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

The FAA has formally announced that it will delay plans to require all flights to use the ICAO flight plan form until Oct. 1, 2016.

Loss of control to be in focus at NTSB forum

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

AOPA and the Air Safety Institute will participate in an NTSB loss-of-control forum in October.

Online soaring ground school takes off

Article | Sep 14, 2015

Gliderbooks Academy-Online Soaring School has launched a series of courses designed to give prospective glider pilots the aeronautical knowledge they need to take the knowledge test.