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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.

AOPA lauds Colorado airports grant program

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2014

The Colorado Aeronautical Board awards $19.7 million in airport grants to 47 facilities statewide.

Judge dismisses Santa Monica suit

Advocacy | Feb 14, 2014

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter on Feb. 13 granted a motion from the Department of Justice and FAA to dismiss the city of Santa Monica’s lawsuit to release it from its obligation to operate Santa Monica Municipal Airport as an airport. But AOPA cautions that the fight to save the airport is far from over.