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FAA needs to speed unmanned-aircraft rulemaking

Advocacy | Apr 08, 2014

A judge’s recent ruling that cast doubt on the FAA’s power to regulate small unmanned aircraft systems underscores the need for a safety framework.

Charlotte T-route changes will improve GA's airspace access

Advocacy | Mar 26, 2014

The FAA has issued a final rule modifying RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in Charlotte, N.C., effective May 29.

Analysis shows FAA underestimated ECi cylinder AD impact

Advocacy | Mar 24, 2014

New analysis published by the FAA shows that the agency underestimated the impact of a proposed airworthiness directive that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders.

Advocacy takes center stage at Montana conference

Advocacy | Mar 06, 2014

AOPA staff members updated attendees of the Montana Aviation Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 on the association's involvement in issues that affect pilots.

Calif. agency seeks comments on state park flight restrictions

Advocacy | Mar 05, 2014

Members are being asked to comment on a California proposal restricting flights over state parks.

FAA should drop flawed airway changes, seek input

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA will request that the FAA drop a proposal to eliminate some airway segments in connection with the scheduled decommissioning of the Peck, Mich., VOR.

Hearing reveals FAA behind on NextGen, UAS, consolidation

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2014

A House aviation subcommittee hearing has revealed that FAA is woefully behind on numerous key mandates associated with NextGen, unmanned aircraft, and facilities consolidation.

Waypoints: Toward an unleaded fuel

Pilot Magazine | Jan 17, 2014

Shell Aviation’s December announcement that it is entering an unleaded avgas for FAA testing was perhaps the biggest general aviation news of 2013.