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Helicopter solution still sought

Advocacy | Apr 10, 2015

Local officials in East Hampton, New York, appear to be backing off imposing the most restrictive of helicopter rules, though concern remains.

Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.

Bad bills beaten back in New Mexico

Advocacy | Apr 08, 2015

New Mexico will not increase taxes on aviation fuels and divert the fresh funds to other parts of the state budget, thanks in part to AOPA's protests of proposed legislation.

Commercial test prep, FAR/AIM apps released

Article | Apr 08, 2015

New apps for iOS and Android help prepare pilots for the commercial pilot knowledge test and give users access to the federal aviation regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual.

Baker works to simplify U.S., Mexico border-crossing flights

Advocacy | Apr 08, 2015

Border-crossing procedures, Mexican airport fees, and an exemption for 406-MHz ELTs were discussed during a meeting between AOPA President Mark Baker and Mexican Civil Aviation Authority General Director Gilberto Lopez Meyer.

States value aviation

Advocacy | Apr 07, 2015

States across the country are again declaring the value of aviation, including jobs and other economic benefits that aviation creates or makes possible.

P&E Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Apr 07, 2015

The weather is low and scuzzy. You’re in the clouds with an engine failure in your single-engine airplane. Can you make it safely down?

One pumped-up C90B

Pilot Magazine | Apr 07, 2015

Jeff Gorman just bought a King Air—his sixth consecutive King Air, to be precise.

Kentucky to study aviation sector growth

Advocacy | Apr 03, 2015

The state of Kentucky has commissioned a study to analyze the aviation industry’s overall economic impact and foster its growth.