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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.