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AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2004

AOPA to Pilots: Take Election Security Concerns Seriously The 2004 presidential election is only a few weeks away, and security officials remain extremely concerned that terrorists will try to disrupt or influence the outcome with renewed attacks within the United States. The specter of the attacks on Spanish trains in March, which helped sway national elections there, looms large for security agencies in the United States.

Election 2004

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2004

General aviation's allies in the November election As an AOPA member, you are key to AOPA's political strength. With more than 400,000 members who reside in nearly every congressional district, we are an organization that cannot be easily ignored.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2004

Phil Boyer, a former ABC-TV executive, has been president of AOPA since January 1991. The Thursday morning in late August began routinely at the office with my normal quick review of the overnight e-mails.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2004

General Counsel John S. Yodice represents AOPA and its members in litigation and rulemaking matters.

Security notams canceled

Article | Sep 01, 2004

Security notams canceled Jan. 9, 2004 — The FAA tonight canceled four security notams that had been imposed during the time the "Code Orange" alert was in effect.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2004

The Long View: AOPA Looks Out for GA's Future Interests AOPA has become well known, especially since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, for its rapid response to fast-developing situations like pop-up temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) and imminent threats to local airports. But AOPA spends as much time scanning the horizon for issues that could become the problems of tomorrow as it does dealing with the problems of today.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2004

The last time I had a fighter on my wing was during the Cold War, and I was the leader of a two-ship formation. As a pilot with the 146th Fighter Squadron assigned to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) I was combat-qualified in the F-102, a single-seat delta-wing supersonic fighter-interceptor, and most of our missions involved practice intercepts designed to keep us sharp in the face of the constant threat of Soviet bombers.

2003 AOPA Annual Report

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2004

AOPA — more than 400,000 members strong Numbers count — in business, in boardrooms, and especially in government. In 2003, your association achieved a record membership number of more than 400,000, a number that ensures your voice — the voice of general aviation — is heard in the halls of government.

Chilling Effect

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

Like everyone in the United States on September 11, 2001, the staff of Florida Flight Training Center was glued to the television. They watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapse one after the other, and they saw the Pentagon in flames.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer is a former executive with ABC. With more than 400,000 members, whenever anything negative about general aviation becomes public, it isn't long before more than one pilot contacts someone at AOPA headquarters with the news.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

Transportation Security Officials to Use GA Recommendations for New Guidelines In a tacit acknowledgement of the wide range of security requirements at general aviation airports and the wisdom of asking the people who know, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently accepted proposed guidelines from a general aviation panel on ways to improve GA airport security. AOPA's Airport Watch program is the backbone of the new FAA security guidelines, which are the work of a special committee made up of representatives from AOPA and virtually every facet of the aviation industry.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer welcomes the challenges of a new year. As I sit down to write my column it's the first Monday in January and my first day back in the office in the new year.

Overview Vision 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

Article | Dec 15, 2003

Overview Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act TITLE I—AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENTS Subtitle A—Funding of FAA Programs Airport Planning and Development Grants. Section 101: Authorizes $3.4 billion in FY2004; $3.5 billion in FY2005; $3.6 billion in FY2006; and $3.7 in FY2007 for the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

AOPA expresses concern over the four national security TFRs in effect in the Puget Sound area

Article | Dec 04, 2003

Admiral Vern Clark Chief of Naval Operations Department of the Navy 2000 Navy Pentagon Washington, DC 20350-2000 RE: Flight Restrictions: Washington State Department of Defense Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) Dear Admiral Clark: I am contacting you directly as president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) expressing our concern over the four national security temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) in effect in the Puget Sound area of Washington state since shortly after 9/11. These restrictions have a tremendous adverse operational impact on aviation in the Puget Sound area that has prompted some members of Congress to ask for an evaluation of the need for continuing these restrictions.

AOPA tells San Luis Obispo TFR over nuclear plant unnecessary

Article | Oct 16, 2003

Mr. Mike Ryan Chairperson San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Room 370, County Government Center San Luis Obispo, California 93408 RE: Flight Restrictions over Diablo Canyon Nuclear Storage Facility Dear Mr.

Pilotage

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2003

Mark R. Twombly used to enjoy aerial sightseeing trips around Washington, D.C., in a Cessna 172.

AOPA defends GA against unfounded nuclear plant fears

Article | Sep 02, 2003

Secretary U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff Washington, DC 20555-0001 Re: Docket PRM-50-80 Dear Secretary: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), representing over 400,000 general aviation pilots, would like to take this opportunity to provide comments on Docket PRM-50-80 regarding Nuclear Power Plant security and outline to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the San Louis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP), and the Union for Concerned Scientists (UCS) the proactive approach the general aviation community has taken with post-9/11 security measures as discussed in the petition.

AOPA Action in California

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

Dunsmuir reopened after long battle over trees Dunsmuir Municipal-Mott Airport is back in business after an 18-month closure. The field was closed in December 2001 because of tall trees located dangerously close to the runway approach and departure areas.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2003

GENERAL During the opening scene of every episode of the 1977-to-1984 television series Fantasy Island the diminutive Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize) would spot an approaching aircraft and shout, "De plane! De plane!" What type of plane did he see? Why is structural icing more likely to form on the horizontal stabilizer than on the wing of a given airplane? Since the events of September 11, 2001, the FAA and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) have imposed numerous flight restrictions. When prior to "9/11" was the concept of restricted airspace first developed and implemented? Most pilots are aware of the possibility of bird strikes, but pilots also strike animals during takeoff and landing.

AOPA tells New Jersey, 'Wait a minute'

Article | Jul 28, 2003

Debra A. Firman, Acting Deputy Administrative Practice OfficerNew Jersey Department of TransportationDivision of Policy, Legislative and Regulatory ActionsBureau of Administrative Practice and Public Law Implementation1035 Parkway AvenuePO Box 600Trenton, NJ 08625-0600 Re: Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2003

Keeping the Skies Open; AOPA Battles Overzealous Restrictions Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, AOPA has been working, sometimes publicly, sometimes behind the scenes, to keep the nation's airspace open to general aviation. "We've had to learn to work with a new government agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and figure out what to do about the frequent temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that the TSA imposes for national security reasons," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2003

AOPA President Phil Boyer has served the association, currently 390,000-plus members strong, since 1991. In the coming months you will be reading and hearing many details of transportation bills working their way through the 108th Congress.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2003

There is a saying among lawyers that "hard cases make bad law." A perfect illustration is the flurry of legislative and regulatory activity by federal and state governments since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We pilots have borne the brunt of much of it, some of which has not made much sense.

Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge

Article | May 20, 2003

Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge The Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Homeland Security Council, has made the decision to raise the national threat level from an Elevated to High risk of terrorist attack or Level Orange. The U.S.

AOPA tells Pompano Beach, Fla., it must protect its airport

Article | May 16, 2003

The Honorable Tim Pawlenty Office of the Governor 130 State Capitol 75 Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd St.