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New airport site selected for northern Minnesota

Advocacy | Jun 23, 2015

A new airport site has been selected to bring general aviation access to Lake of the Woods County in remote northern Minnesota near the U.S.-Canada border.

Neffenger confirmed as TSA chief

Advocacy | Jun 22, 2015

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger has been confirmed as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Avidyne completes stack

Article | Jun 22, 2015

Avidyne Corp. announced June 18 the long-awaited certification of the IFD440 and a free software update that fixes a bug in IFD540.

Baker to key lawmaker: User fees a no-go

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker met with the head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week to discuss FAA reauthorization and the critical issues affecting general aviation.

Proposed rule would restore sim time credits

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

The FAA has issued an NPRM that would allow pilots to count more sim time toward earning an instrument rating.

Airports and Oklahomans: The perfect match

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

Two Oklahoma communities that have injected new life into their local airports are reaping rewards from their efforts.

Oregon private airfield owners get protection with new law

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

Oregon becomes the twenty-seventh state to protect airstrip owners from liability after an AOPA-backed bill was signed into law, opening doors to recreational opportunities and increased public access.

Private ATC proposed

Video | Jun 18, 2015

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) unveils his proposal to create a not-for-profit, federally chartered corporation to operate and modernize ATC; AOPA weighs in.

Befriending neighbors

Advocacy | Jun 17, 2015

After noise complaints raised tension in recent years, a Cape Cod airport has bonded with the community through airplanes, classic cars, fire engines, and ice cream.

Florida business aviators consider GA caucus

Advocacy | Jun 17, 2015

Florida is considering establishing a state general aviation caucus and alliance to champion and promote Sunshine State aviators and their businesses.