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FAA issues final rule on air carrier pilot training

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule that stresses basic pilot skills and better tracking of remedial training for crewmembers to avoid "events that, although rare, are often catastrophic," such as the February 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y.

Airport executives, pilots share advocacy goals

Article | Oct 03, 2013

Aviation advocates and professional airport managers share many goals, and stronger ties between the two groups can help accomplish those mutual objectives.

AirVenture 2013

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

EAA AirVenture is traditionally viewed as a showcase for the lighter end of general aviation, with the emphasis on the Experimental, amateur-built category.

AOPA shares GA perspective as Calif. lawmakers study 100LL

Article | Sep 26, 2013

California lawmakers investigating leaded avgas heard from AOPA about the importance of keeping the fuel available and supporting efforts to find a safe, viable alternative.

New blog spotlights AOPA's advocacy

Article | Sep 25, 2013

AOPA members know that advocacy is a vital component of the association’s mission of preserving the freedom to fly. How does the advocacy process work?

AOPA keeps pressure on as CBP moves to keep records secret

Article | Sep 24, 2013

Customs wants to keep records secret, but AOPA says the agency needs to slow down and give Congress time to investigate.

AOPA supports performance-based regulation

Article | Sep 18, 2013

AOPA supports the FAA's approach to regulating cockpit vision systems, and calls on the agency to implement a performance-based approach—regulations that do not specify equipment or technology, but rather focus on results—more broadly.

AOPA asks FAA to withdraw proposed cylinder AD

Article | Sep 05, 2013

AOPA and six other organizations are asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive that would affect thousands of Continental engines and provide more detailed justification for the plan.

FAA final rule modifies Northeast airways

Article | Sep 03, 2013

The FAA has issued a final rule to modify airways in the Northeast.

California restriction would tread on FAA turf

Article | Aug 14, 2013

A California agency's proposal to enact an overflight restriction within state wilderness, cultural, and natural preserves usurps the FAA's ability to regulate airspace.