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Arizona Aviation Day a success

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

Pilots attending the Arizona Aviation Day at the state Capitol Jan. 28 shared their love of flying with lawmakers and talked about the benefits and economic impact general aviation has in the state.

Annual temporary MOA proposed for Wisconsin

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2016

The Air Force has proposed a recurring temporary military operations area (TMOA) over central Wisconsin for aerial exercises, and is accepting comments on its plans.

House appropriators reject idea of privatized ATC

Advocacy | Feb 02, 2016

House appropriations leaders have said they won’t support any plans to remove air traffic control from congressional oversight as part of FAA reauthorization.

AOPA responds to appeal of FAA determination on Santa Monica

Advocacy | Feb 01, 2016

AOPA and nine others are asking the FAA to deny Santa Monica's appeal of the agency's determination that Santa Monica Municipal Airport in California must remain open at least until 2023.

Senators warn against air traffic spinoff

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

In a strongly worded letter to the leadership of the Senate Transportation Committee, appropriators said they oppose separating air traffic control from the FAA.

Developer cancels plans for power plant near Oregon airport

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

A developer has dropped controversial plans to build a large energy plant near Oregon’s Portland-Troutdale Airport. Safety concerns led AOPA and local pilot groups to actively oppose the plan for more than four years.

Aviation policy in spotlight at Indiana sessions

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

AOPA joined with other aviation organizations at an Aerospace and Aviation Day event at the Indiana Statehouse to press policymakers to strengthen aviation funding.

Pilots: Ask Maryland legislators to lower cost of flying

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2016

A bill that would exempt aircraft repair and upgrade parts from sales tax in Maryland will be heard by the state Budget and Taxation Committee Feb. 3.

Bill would add Wright Flyer to Ohio state seal

Advocacy | Jan 27, 2016

Ohio is the birthplace of heavier-than-air powered flight, and should add the Wright Flyer to the state seal, says one lawmaker.

Proposed Delaware low-level training route raises concerns

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2016

AOPA is in talks with the Air Force about a proposed low-level training route for large transport aircraft near Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base.