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Member input sought on SoCal Metroplex study

Advocacy | Aug 04, 2015

AOPA is encouraging pilots who fly in southern California's congested airspace to review the Southern California Metroplex Project Draft Environmental Assessment and submit comments.

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.