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New certification standards for mechanics in the works

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

FAA finalizes rule on student certificates

Advocacy | Jan 14, 2016

The FAA has published a final rule changing the way student pilot certificates will be issued and withdrawing plans to require photos on all pilot certificates.

Next steps for medical reform

Advocacy | Jan 14, 2016

With Congress back in session, the question on the minds of many pilots is, “What’s next for third class medical reform?”

Military aviatrices honored

Article | Nov 30, 2015

Women in Aviation International has chosen a slate of military aviators for its 2016 International Pioneer Hall of Fame.

AOPA, FAA work to clear up confusion over ATP knowledge tests

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

AOPA is working with the FAA to end confusion over rules governing the airline transport pilot airplane knowledge test.

Support for medical reform continues to grow

Advocacy | Oct 21, 2015

Efforts to move medical reform legislation through Congress continue as support for the measure, known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, grows steadily.

Online soaring ground school takes off

Article | Sep 14, 2015

Gliderbooks Academy-Online Soaring School has launched a series of courses designed to give prospective glider pilots the aeronautical knowledge they need to take the knowledge test.

ATP Flight School airline transport pilot course gets FAA approval

Article | Aug 24, 2015

ATP Flight School’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 21.