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Brussels attacks postpone GA meeting in Europe

Advocacy | Mar 23, 2016

The terrorist attacks in Brussels early March 22 postponed a key meeting between officials with IAOPA Europe and the European Parliament that was scheduled to take place that evening.

TFR planned in DC for nuclear security meeting

Advocacy | Mar 22, 2016

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect in the Washington, D.C., area on March 31 and April 1.

AOPA seeks GA waivers for Disneyland TFR

Article | Mar 08, 2016

AOPA is asking the FAA to make it easier and safer for general aviation aircraft to operate in the busy airspace near Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

Solution found to security stalemate in Grand Junction

Advocacy | Oct 22, 2015

A new pilot program has ended a long-standing dispute over security measures at Colorado’s Grand Junction Regional Airport.

FAA issues flight restriction notices for Papal visit

Advocacy | Sep 09, 2015

AOPA is urging pilots to familiarize themselves with temporary flight restrictions that will be in effect during Pope Francis' U.S. visit.

CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Advocacy | Aug 06, 2015

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

King Schools offers new TSA course

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Flight instructors have a new way to comply with the TSA's annual security awareness training requirement with King Schools new online course.

Neffenger confirmed as TSA chief

Advocacy | Jun 22, 2015

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger has been confirmed as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

TFRs impact Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs

Advocacy | Jun 16, 2015

Pilots flying in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs areas June 18 to 21 need to be extra vigilant. The FAA has issued notams for multiple temporary flight restrictions over the metropolitan areas for President Barack Obama's visit.

Man’s violation of DC airspace ‘unacceptable,’ AOPA says

Article | Apr 16, 2015

After Doug Hughes flew what he called a “gyroplane” into the Washington, D.C., Flight Restricted Zone and landed on the Capitol lawn April 15, AOPA quickly stated that the man’s actions were “unacceptable” and that they “should in no way be associated with the law-abiding professional and recreational pilots who every day follow the rules and regulations of the National Airspace System.”