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FAA withdraws rule to restore simulator time

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2015

The FAA has withdrawn a rule that would have allowed 20 hours of simulator instruction to count toward the instrument rating.

Power plant a hazard

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2015

AOPA has added the voice of the world’s largest pilot group to the chorus of those opposed to a Connecticut power plant plan.

AOPA pushes DOT to end medical reform delay

Article | Jan 13, 2015

AOPA members and the general aviation community are frustrated by the DOT’s long delay in reviewing medical reforms proposed by the FAA.

GA safety improving as NTSB targets loss of control

Article | Jan 13, 2015

The NTSB on Jan. 13 named general aviation loss-of-control accidents to its Most Wanted list of safety concerns, even as GA accident rates have declined.

Revised proposal still calls for early ECi cylinder retirement

Advocacy | Jan 12, 2015

The FAA has released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking affecting ECi cylinders, but AOPA says the new proposal doesn't do enough to mitigate the impact on aircraft owners.

Medical Reform and Drone Ruling Stalled

Video | Jan 09, 2015

Proposed rule changes for Medical Certificate reform are still bottled up in the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget. The FAA has still not released much needed ruling on drones.

P&E Technique

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

“Simulated electrical fire,” I said. “What are you going to do?”

The ultimate King Air

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

When most general aviation pilots think of the biggest King Air, they’re most apt to name the King Air 350i.