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Student Pilot Application Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

Advocacy | Mar 31, 2016

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the Student Pilot Application Requirements Final Rule.

Ready for a resurgence?

Advocacy | Mar 31, 2016

From lower avgas prices to hopes for third class medical reform, general aviation seems poised for a comeback, according to the leader of a Washington State pilots' organization.

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Utah airport honored by state aeronautics division

Article | Mar 31, 2016

A Utah airport that is broadening its general aviation tenant base has been named "Airport of the Year" by the state’s aeronautics division.

Rock Springs Airport a Wyoming 'sweet' spot

Article | Mar 30, 2016

An airport can build a state-of-the-art terminal and have great amenities, but it won’t mean much without superb customer service, according to a Wyoming airport manager.

Traffic surge expected in Houston for NCAA tournament

Advocacy | Mar 30, 2016

Increased air traffic is expected and possible management initiatives could be in place in Houston, Texas, during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Championship.

Mississippi restricted area expansion addressed many GA concerns

Advocacy | Mar 30, 2016

General aviation flights in the vicinity of a Mississippi restricted area that will expand May 26 will face fewer obstacles after AOPA raised GA’s concerns.

Airspace upgrade planned at Houston Executive Airport

Advocacy | Mar 29, 2016

The FAA is proposing to replace the Class G airspace at Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire, Texas, with Class D and E airspace.

FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

Advocacy | Mar 29, 2016

The FAA has selected two unleaded fuels to move to the next phase of testing for use in general aviation aircraft.

Allow solos on 16th birthday, AOPA says

Advocacy | Mar 24, 2016

AOPA is asking the FAA to revise new procedures for issuing student pilot certificates that preclude student pilots from soloing on their sixteenth birthday.

Southern California MOA requests raise concerns

Advocacy | Mar 24, 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps continues to push to make a sprawling expanse of temporary military operations areas in and around Southern California permanent.