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GA proves its worth in whirlwind week

Advocacy | Apr 16, 2014

AOPA’s Central Southwest regional manager recently put GA’s utility to the test with a whirlwind trip covering four states, seven airports, and nine meetings.

Wisconsin governor signs aviation liability bill

Advocacy | Apr 16, 2014

Wisconsin’s governor has signed a bill adding aviation to an existing recreational-use statute.

Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

Advocacy | Apr 10, 2014

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Hawaii seeks airport rules input

Advocacy | Apr 09, 2014

Pilots in Hawaii have a chance to help shape revisions to rules governing hangar use.

Washington governor signs tower bill

Advocacy | Apr 09, 2014

Meteorological evaluation towers (METs) are proliferating, and hard to spot. Washington has joined a growing list of states protecting pilots.

Aviation tax exemption becomes law in Wisconsin

Advocacy | Apr 03, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed an AOPA-backed aviation sales tax exemption into law that will save pilots and aircraft owners millions of dollars and keep business in the state.

Oklahoma poised to protect pilots

Advocacy | Apr 01, 2014

Legislation being considered in Oklahoma would require markings on meteorological towers that will make them more visible, and likely save lives.

Wisconsin passes money-saving legislation

Advocacy | Mar 20, 2014

Wisconsin lawmakers have passed AOPA-supported legislation to create a sales tax exemption for parts and labor used in aircraft maintenance.

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.