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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.

Massachusetts governor signs bill funding airports

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.

Calif. officials educated on proposed park overflights reg

Advocacy | Apr 22, 2014

AOPA met with key California legislative staffers to educate them on a proposed overflight of parks regulation.

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.