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Voters Decide campaign plans election push for Santa Monica

Advocacy | Oct 16, 2014

The Voters Decide campaign is making a pre-election push for a ballot measure to put the future of SMO into the hands of voters.

AOPA hosts fuels presentation at NASAO conference

Advocacy | Sep 11, 2014

State and local aviation officials recently learned about the latest efforts to transition from 100LL avgas to an unleaded fuel and got an update on the initiative to reform third class medical certification.

Briefing: Savings in the states

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

Over the past two years, AOPA has been able to actively save members who own their own aircraft an average of $179.22 per year.

Idaho governor proclaims aviation week in state

Advocacy | Sep 02, 2014

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter cited the economic and community importance of aviation in the state in his recent proclamation of "Aviation Week."

California aviation regulation nixed

Advocacy | Aug 27, 2014

California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.

‘Sunset’ provision stripped from Missouri tax exemption

Advocacy | Jul 10, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that will keep the state’s sales tax exemption on aircraft parts and materials in effect.

Collaboration, teamwork, face time

Article | Jul 03, 2014

AOPA Northwest Regional Manager David Ulane traveled to the capital of the state where he is based on July 1 to build on successful collaborations.

California grants much-needed funds for airport improvement

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Money has been transferred into the California Department of Transportation’s aeronautics account, opening up funds for airport improvements around the state.

Missouri considers transportation tax

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Missouri voters will consider on Aug. 5 a Constitutional Amendment that would upgrade transportation infrastructure with a temporary tax increase.

A busy session

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

AOPA logged many hours advocating for pilots in Louisiana in the recent legislative session, working with lawmakers on a series of bills.

AOPA WELCOMES MOVEMENT TOWARDS PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

News release | Jun 30, 2014

A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming law and would also limit Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to stop and search general aviation (GA) aircraft unless there is reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

California protects landowners who allow GA ops

Article | Jun 24, 2014

California has joined the ranks of states extending liability protection to landowners who allow general aviation activities.

Airport upgrades needed in Washington

Advocacy | Jun 19, 2014

Washington's State Department of Transportation is weighing an estimated $3.6 billion in airport upgrades needed in the coming 20 years.

Michigan House passes recreational-use bill

Advocacy | Jun 12, 2014

Michigan’s House of Representatives has passed a bill offering liability protection on private airfields.

Colorado petition seeks aviation license plate

Advocacy | Jun 11, 2014

Colorado aviation associations are seeking support for an initiative that would let residents showcase their passion for aviation in a new way: a “Support Aviation” license plate.

Calif. Assembly committee passes recreational-use liability bill

Advocacy | Jun 11, 2014

A bill that adds general aviation to the recreational-use code unanimously passed the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.

Time running out to pass NY aircraft sales, use tax exemption

Advocacy | Jun 03, 2014

AOPA is asking members in New York to ask their state legislators to support a bill to lower the cost of flying in the state.

Oklahoma governor signs tower marking bill

Advocacy | May 29, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a revised bill that will regulate the appearance of meteorological evaluation towers less than 200 feet tall.

Homebuilders win tax exemption in Kansas

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Kansas has passed AOPA-backed legislation to exempt amateur-built aircraft from property and ad valorem taxes.

Colorado mandates tower marking

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed on May 17 legislation that will require marking of towers less than 200 feet tall.

Michigan bill to boost aviation funding progresses

Advocacy | May 19, 2014

AOPA members in Michigan could see lower aviation fuel costs after the state Senate passes a bill that amends how the state collects taxes.

Georgia’s private airfields granted liability protections

Advocacy | May 13, 2014

Georgia has passed a measure giving private airstrip owners immunity from civil liability in connection with the recreational use of their airfields.

Michigan legislature mulls recreational-use bill

Advocacy | May 12, 2014

The Michigan legislature is considering a bill to provide liability protection for owners of private airfields.