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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.

Oregon airspace initiative could impact GA

Advocacy | Jul 28, 2015

AOPA is urging members to review an airspace initiative by the Oregon Air National Guard that could have a major impact on IFR operations.

Third Class Medical Update from AirVenture

Video | Jul 28, 2015

Earlier this week, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Boozman (R-AR) filed an amendment that would add third class medical reform language to the highway bill now being debated in the Senate.

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

Video | Jul 28, 2015

Regarding third class medical reform, Huerta said the FAA is working "continuously and diligently" on improvements--but he cautioned the audience that "the pilot perspective is not the only perspective" on this issue.

Sen. Jim Inhofe - AirVenture 2015 AOPA Live interview

Video | Jul 25, 2015

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) on third class medical reform and the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2.

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Advocacy | Jul 24, 2015

Momentum for third class medical reform and protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions continues to grow but additional support is urgently needed. The Air Line Pilots Association International is actively opposing reform.

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

Advocacy | Jul 23, 2015

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivered an hour-long address at EAA AirVenture on July 23 that said little about the subjects general aviation pilots care most about: third class medical reform, avgas, and streamlining certification rules for aircraft manufacturers.

Medical reform could be added to highway bill

Advocacy | Jul 22, 2015

An amendment to the Senate highway bill that includes third class medical reform language has been filed by Sens. Joe Manchin and John Boozman.

AOPA APPLAUDS MOVE TO INCLUDE MEDICAL REFORM IN HIGHWAY BILL

News release | Jul 22, 2015

An amendment to the Senate highway bill now under consideration that includes third-class medical reform language will receive the strong support of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

'We are not going to rest'

Article | Jul 21, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker vowed to pilots at EAA AirVenture that "we are not going to rest until we get the right answer" on third class medical reform.

Aspen, L-3 partner on ADS-B options

Article | Jul 21, 2015

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Aviation Products are integrating Aspen displays and L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 transponder.

AOPA asks FAA to restore sim time

Advocacy | Jul 17, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to expedite a final rule to increase the number of sim hours allowed in instrument training.

Proposed 406-MHz ELT mandate for Canada opposed

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

AOPA has registered its strong opposition to a Transport Canada proposal to mandate 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters in aircraft currently required to carry ELTs.

Call to action: Help push medical reform through Congress

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

AOPA is calling on all members to band together and help push third class medical reform through Congress before the end of July.

Santa Monica airport tenants face higher rents

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

Businesses leasing property at Santa Monica Municipal Airport will face higher rates and shorter lease terms after the Santa Monica City Council approved changes to more than 70 lease agreements on July 14.

Hunt for avgas replacement on target

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

The hunt for an unleaded replacement for avgas is continuing on target, members of the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative Steering Group said following a three-day meeting to evaluate progress.

King Schools offers new TSA course

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Flight instructors have a new way to comply with the TSA's annual security awareness training requirement with King Schools new online course.

AOPA: Make ADS-B traffic available to all

Video | Jul 16, 2015

AOPA renews call for the FAA to not withhold traffic data from aircraft not yet equipped with ADS-B out.

Aviation sector to benefit from Nevada tax change

Advocacy | Jul 15, 2015

A new law gives Nevada aviation businesses and potential entrepreneurs the opportunity to seek tax abatements on aircraft and components.

New tax law encourages aircraft purchasers to buy in Missouri

Article | Jul 09, 2015

An AOPA-backed aircraft tax exemption for out-of-state buyers will help boost Missouri’s economic engine and benefit aircraft mechanics and pilots considering the purchase of Missouri-based aircraft.