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AOPA-backed measures advance in the South

Advocacy | Feb 24, 2016

Two key pieces of AOPA-backed legislation moved forward in Florida and South Carolina, which respectively spur aircraft sales and aviation employment, and help ensure that airports are maintained.

Oklahoma Aviation Day flies high

Advocacy | Feb 18, 2016

Pilots and state legislators attending Oklahoma's Aviation and Aerospace Day at the Capitol Feb. 10 celebrated the state's rich general aviation heritage and the economic benefits that flying brings to the Sooner State.

Advocacy advances aviation in Kansas, New Mexico

Advocacy | Feb 09, 2016

AOPA has been hard at work advocating for general aviation at events in Kansas and New Mexico.

Aviation policy in spotlight at Indiana sessions

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

AOPA joined with other aviation organizations at an Aerospace and Aviation Day event at the Indiana Statehouse to press policymakers to strengthen aviation funding.

Pilots: Ask Maryland legislators to lower cost of flying

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2016

A bill that would exempt aircraft repair and upgrade parts from sales tax in Maryland will be heard by the state Budget and Taxation Committee Feb. 3.

Bill would add Wright Flyer to Ohio state seal

Advocacy | Jan 27, 2016

Ohio is the birthplace of heavier-than-air powered flight, and should add the Wright Flyer to the state seal, says one lawmaker.

Pilots get chance to meet with state legislators

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2016

AOPA members have the opportunity to meet with state legislators in New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa to discuss aviation issues and initiatives in their states.

Maryland bills will reduce cost of flying, help shops compete

Advocacy | Jan 12, 2016

Two bills introduced by Maryland lawmakers would lower the cost of flying and help local aircraft repair businesses compete with shops in neighboring states.

Ohio seaplane pilots want equal access

Advocacy | Jan 07, 2016

Ohio seaplane pilots who are facing a battle for permission to land on waterways brought their concerns to lawmakers to continue a dialogue they hope will benefit pilots, the state, and the aviation community.

AOPA urges tower data sharing

Advocacy | Jan 06, 2016

AOPA urged Texas transportation officials to ensure that information about towers used for meteorological monitoring is shared as widely as possible.