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Airport unknowns

Advocacy | Mar 20, 2014

Nearly 300 general aviation airports remain "unclassified" after a yearlong effort to assess their contributions to their communities.

AOPA seeks broader benefits from Michigan reforms

Article | Mar 20, 2014

AOPA is asking Michigan lawmakers to expand proposed tax cuts to include avgas and create a reliable funding stream to support the state’s aviation infrastructure.

Safety Pilot: Searching for balance

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

Only in Washington, D.C., would two seemingly intelligent parties devise a poison budget pill called sequestration.

AOPA PROMISES STRONG OPPOSITION TO NEWEST USER FEE PLAN

News release | Mar 04, 2014

AOPA said Tuesday it would continue to reject aviation user fees after the White House released its 2015 budget proposal, which calls for a $100-per-flight “surcharge” to pay for air traffic control services.

White House budget contains user fee despite opposition

Advocacy | Mar 04, 2014

Despite vocal opposition from Congress and the aviation community, President Obama’s latest budget proposal again calls for a $100-per-flight user fee.

Report: Small UAV market worth $582.2 million by 2019

Article | Mar 04, 2014

A new report values the small UAV market at $582.2 million, while the FAA clears drone misconceptions.

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.

Congressional leaders say no to user fees

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

Key congressional leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama reminding him of their strong opposition to user fees in advance of his upcoming budget.