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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.

NY governor declares May 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

Advocacy | May 07, 2014

A declaration from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo comes just as the legislature considers legislation that would cut the cost of aircraft ownership in the state.

AOPA staffers attend Iowa Aviation Conference

Advocacy | May 01, 2014

Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteers from southeastern Iowa received thanks from AOPA and staffers at the recent Iowa Aviation Conference. Also in the state, AOPA weighs in on an airports zoning bill.

Georgia passes recreation protection

Advocacy | May 01, 2014

A concerted effort by AOPA and others in the aviation community prompted Georgia to protect landowners who allow landings on their property.

Webinar touts importance of New York jobs bill

Advocacy | Apr 29, 2014

AOPA and the New York Aviation Management Association are hosting a webinar on the Aviation Jobs Act that could boost GA in the state and increase economic activity.

Recreational-use liability bill progresses in California

Advocacy | Apr 29, 2014

AOPA is supporting a California bill that would add general aviation to a recreational-use code.

Colorado considers tower marking

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

Colorado is poised to join a growing list of states taking action to protect pilots from a hard-to-see hazard: unmarked meteorological towers.