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Aviation policy in spotlight at Indiana sessions

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

AOPA joined with other aviation organizations at an Aerospace and Aviation Day event at the Indiana Statehouse to press policymakers to strengthen aviation funding.

Pilots: Ask Maryland legislators to lower cost of flying

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2016

A bill that would exempt aircraft repair and upgrade parts from sales tax in Maryland will be heard by the state Budget and Taxation Committee Feb. 3.

Bill would add Wright Flyer to Ohio state seal

Advocacy | Jan 27, 2016

Ohio is the birthplace of heavier-than-air powered flight, and should add the Wright Flyer to the state seal, says one lawmaker.

Pilots get chance to meet with state legislators

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2016

AOPA members have the opportunity to meet with state legislators in New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa to discuss aviation issues and initiatives in their states.

Maryland bills will reduce cost of flying, help shops compete

Advocacy | Jan 12, 2016

Two bills introduced by Maryland lawmakers would lower the cost of flying and help local aircraft repair businesses compete with shops in neighboring states.

Ohio seaplane pilots want equal access

Advocacy | Jan 07, 2016

Ohio seaplane pilots who are facing a battle for permission to land on waterways brought their concerns to lawmakers to continue a dialogue they hope will benefit pilots, the state, and the aviation community.

AOPA urges tower data sharing

Advocacy | Jan 06, 2016

AOPA urged Texas transportation officials to ensure that information about towers used for meteorological monitoring is shared as widely as possible.

Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Article | Dec 29, 2015

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Michigan legislature approves aviation funding reform

Advocacy | Dec 21, 2015

Michigan's lawmakers have taken "a huge step in the right direction" by passing AOPA-supported legislation to reform state aviation funding.

FAA issues flight advisory for State of Union Address

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2015

The FAA has issued a flight advisory to notify pilots that restrictions will be in effect Jan. 12 during the State of the Union Address.