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Response, lessons learned from sheriff in glider arrest

Article | Jan 17, 2013

Law enforcement officers who arrested a glider pilot for flying legally in airspace over a nuclear power plant were not familiar with operations of that type of aircraft, and some made mistaken assumptions about the airspace over the plant, the sheriff told AOPA after the incident drew criticism from pilots.

Secret 'no-fly zone'?

Article | Jan 10, 2013

Robin Fleming was arrested for breach of peace after flying his sailplane over the H.B. Robinson Nuclear Generating Station at an altitude of 1,518 feet msl—by his estimates, about 1,000 feet over the power plant’s dome. Why?

TFRs set for GOP convention in Tampa

Advocacy | Aug 23, 2012

The FAA has issued a flight advisory notifying pilots of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that will be in effect Aug. 26 to 30 associated with the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Flight schools shouldn’t be scapegoat for foreign student vetting

Advocacy | Jul 19, 2012

A Government Accountability Office report released July 18 indicates that foreign students in the United States received flight training--and earned their pilot certificate--even though some had entered the country illegally or had overstayed their authorized period. The breakdown in oversight occurred from a lack of communication among governmental agencies, not a lack of compliance from flight training providers, AOPA says.

House urges curb on TSA ‘emergency’ rules

Advocacy | Jun 12, 2012

The House has called for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to curb its use of emergency authority to impose long-term security regulations and directives not tied to a specific threat.

WTOP report misled on aviation security

Advocacy | Jun 06, 2012

AOPA and five other aviation associations represent the bulk of those who make and fly general aviation aircraft, and work closely with security officials and the FAA to keep aviation safe.

Access solution emerging in Grand Junction

Advocacy | May 22, 2012

General aviation tenants facing constrained access under security rules at Colorado's Grand Junction Regional Airport expressed hope that progress is emerging from months of negotiations with officials.

Senators to DHS: Expedite repair-station rule

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must promptly complete its rules covering aircraft repair station security - freeing aircraft manufacturers to compete and releasing the FAA from a ban on certifying foreign repair facilities, said members of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Fuller: Protect GPS from current, future threats

Advocacy | Feb 08, 2012

A conditional approval of LightSquared's use of the mobile satellite spectrum in 2011 put GPS signals at risk of dangerous interference, but Congress has the power to protect GPS from present and future threats, AOPA President Craig Fuller told a House subcommittee Feb. 8.

GA Remembers 9/11

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2011

Like every other American and world citizen, you know exactly where you were and what you were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. For the staff of AOPA, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed forever the way we conduct the business of protecting, preserving, and promoting general aviation.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2011

GA leaders seek relief for losses from TFRs Six association presidents have requested that the Transportation Security Administration work with general aviation on ways to reduce business losses sustained under airspace restrictions during presidential travel. In a letter to TSA Administrator John H.

FAA’s flight-tracking plan puts security, privacy at risk

Advocacy | Apr 01, 2011

AOPA is urging the FAA to reconsider plans to curtail pilots' use of a program that shields information about their flights from public view.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2011

NATIONAL ACTION TSA to AOPA: Security program won’t target small airports The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed that a new proposal for general aviation security will not target small airports; instead, the proposal will focus on aircraft. During the American Association of Airport Executives Aviation Security Summit in Arlington, Virginia, TSA Assistant Administrator John Sammon said that a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking working its way through the TSA would reflect the input from AOPA and other GA stakeholders shared in industry working-group meetings held last year.

GA's supporters on Capitol Hill

Article | Oct 01, 2010

General aviation continues to face threats in Washington, D.C. There still is a need to remain vigilant on the matter of FAA funding, and other issues also require that GA have friends on Capitol Hill.

DOT reports on medical information security, data-sharing

Advocacy | Jul 01, 2010

A report from the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General has identified 15 recommendations for improving the security of airmen's medical information and the process of identifying pilots with current medical certificates who are receiving disability pay.

AOPA security training gets nod

Article | Apr 01, 2010

The Transportation Security Administration has begun directing flight instructors and flight school employees to AOPA's “GA Security” online course for initial and yearly recurrent security awareness training.

Brownback cautions against restrictions on GA

Advocacy | Mar 01, 2010

As lawmakers and regulators consider the proper response to the Feb. 18 crash of a Piper Cherokee into an office building in Austin, Texas, a supporter of general aviation in Congress says unnecessary restrictions on GA are not the answer.

House seeks to rein in emergency security directives

Advocacy | Oct 01, 2009

The TSA could have to clear a checkpoint, so to speak, if Congress gets its way. A bill introduced in the House Sept. 30 would modify the TSA’s authority to issue security directives using emergency procedures.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2009

NATIONAL Senate FAA reauthorization would speed ADS-B equipage by Sarah Brown An FAA reauthorization bill introduced in the Senate in July would set the course for modernization of the national airspace system and fund the FAA for the next two years without the introduction of user fees. The two-year authorization would focus on the acceleration of NextGen air traffic control modernization, including establishing deadlines for the adoption of GPS technology such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2009

Congress congratulates AOPA on turning 70 The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a resolution congratulating AOPA on reaching its seventieth anniversary, and commending the association for seven decades of work on behalf of America’s general aviation pilots and aircraft owners.

GA must stand united, Congressmen say

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2009

All segments of general aviation - from business aviation to light sport aviation—must stand united in the fight against user fees, said Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) during an open legislative forum Aug. 1 at EAA AirVenture.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2009

General Aviation Serves America AOPA has kept membership dues low, just $39 a year for the past 19 years. We’re proud of that record, but it also means we need to ask for your help when we face major challenges, as we do today.

Time to renew your TSA security awareness training?

Article | Apr 01, 2009

Spring is in the air, and many of us want to get back into flying or start flying. For a flight instructor, spring begins a busy flying season.